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Hakim Muhammad gets 2½ years

Updated: April 8, 2011, 1:21 PM ET
Associated Press

VERNON, Conn. -- A man who stabbed a University of Connecticut football player during a fight in which another player was killed was sentenced Friday to 2½ years in prison after apologizing for what he called "senseless violence."

Hakim Muhammad, 22, of Bloomfield was sentenced in Rockville Superior Court after pleading guilty to second-degree assault and hindering prosecution. He will serve 2½ years of special parole after the prison time.

Muhammad apologized for stabbing ...

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