John Lomax III pleads no contest

Updated: January 14, 2011, 3:50 PM ET
Associated Press

VERNON, Conn. -- The man accused of fatally stabbing a University of Connecticut football player outside a party on campus in 2009 pleaded no contest Friday to first-degree manslaughter.

John Lomax III, of Bloomfield, Conn., who had faced a murder charge, entered his plea to the lesser charge in Superior Court in Rockville, according to the court clerk's office.

Lomax faces up to 20 years in prison at sentencing. An investigation of the case was ordered ahead of the sentencing set ...

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