The trial in the stabbing death of UConn football player Jasper Howard could begin in the fall, when witnesses to stabbing are in the midst of football season.
Deron Freeman is representing John Lomax III and told the Associated Press that he plans to file a speedy trial motion for in Rockville Superior Court and is hoping for a trial in late September or October.
Lomax, of Bloomfield, is accused of stabbing cornerback Jasper Howard of Miami to death last Oct. 18 during an on-campus fight with a group of football players.
Lomax insists he was not the man who stabbed Howard, Freeman said, and has refused to enter into any plea negotiations on the murder charge.
A fall trial would come in the middle of UConn's football season, and several players could be called as witnesses.
Follow us on Twitter @NBCConnecticut, on Facebook, and sign up for breaking news SMS alerts on your phone by texting “CTBREAKING” to 622669.
Published at 2:05 PM EDT on Aug 17, 2010 | Updated at 2:15 PM EDT on Aug 17, 2010
Copyright Associated Press