UConn Football Player Slain on Campus

Cornerback Jasper Howard, 20, was stabbed to death
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 18, 2009 2:11 PM CDT
Police vehicles are parked at the crime scene in Storrs, Conn., where University of Connecticut football player Jasper Howard was stabbed and killed this morning.   (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
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(Newser) – A University of Connecticut football player has died after being stabbed on campus early this morning. Jasper Howard, a junior cornerback from Miami and the first member of his family to attend college, was 20. Two groups of people scuffled as a dance at the student union was letting out, and at least one other person was stabbed but survived, police said. The perpetrator has not been captured, police told the Hartford Courant.
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