UConn case defendant seeks probation

Updated: May 13, 2011, 4:56 PM ET
Associated Press

VERNON, Conn. -- A man accused of disposing of one of the knives used in the fight that ended with the death of UConn football player Jasper Howard has applied for a special form of probation.

Rahim Muhammad is charged with hindering the prosecution. He applied Friday in Superior Court for accelerated rehabilitation, a probation program that could leave him without a criminal record. A hearing on the request will be held June 10.

Muhammad is accused of getting rid of the knife his ...

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