Suspect in UConn stabbing case pleads not guilty

August 18, 2010, 10:53 am
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - - A man charged in a fight that left a
University of Connecticut football player dead has pleaded not
guilty to more charges.
   
 Hakim Muhammad of Bloomfield entered pleas to charges including
intimidating a witness during an appearance in Hartford Superior
Court on Wednesday. He's being held on bail.

     
Authorities say Muhammad stabbed former UConn player Brian
Parker during the fight on the Storrs campus last October and was
charged with assault and other crimes. Muhammad's friend, John
Lomax III of Bloomfield, is charged with stabbing UConn cornerback
Jasper Howard to death.
     
Prosecutors say Muhammad is charged with witness intimidation
because he pointed a finger at a witness in the stabbing case and
made a shooting motion.
     
Muhammad is due back in court next month.
      
      (Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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