Three Suspects Arrested In The Murder Of Jasper Howard

Patrick FerliseCorrespondent IOctober 27, 2009

EAST HARTFORD, CT - SEPTEMBER 12:  Jasper Howard #6 of the Connecticut Huskies returns a punt against the North Carolinia Tar Heels on September 12, 2009 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Three people were arrested on Monday afternoon in connection with the brutal murder of Jasper "Jazz" Howard. Howard, who attended the University of Connecticut and played football for the team, was murdered two weeks ago at a dance on campus. UConn Police had said they were looking at persons of interest days after the horrific crime, but police declined to describe how or who they were looking at as possibly suspects. 21 year old John William Lomax II was arrested by police this morning in connection to Jasper Howard's murder, but is currently not being charged with murder. His bond is set at $2,000,000. Police also arrested 21 year old Jamal Todd and 20 year old Hakim Muhammad on the grounds of conspiracy to commit assault. UConn players were said to have been relieved that arrests are finally being made, but still mourning the death of their good friend. Only the attorneys of the men arrested have commented on today's events. Jasper Howard's funeral was on Monday in Miami, Florida where he had grown up. Jasper Howard was known for leaving his troubled neighborhood in Miami to change his life and go to college. He was the first person in his family to attend college.