Bloomfield resident Hakim Muhammad, 22, has been sentenced to 2½ years in prison for the stabbing of former University of Connecticut football player Brian Parker, according to court officials.
Muhammad pleaded guilty Friday in Tolland Superior Court in Rockville to second-degree assault and hindering prosecution in the second-degree. Muhammad will serve 2½ years in prison and 2½ years of special parole after prison time, court officials said.
Parker was stabbed outside the UConn Student Union after a West Indian Social Club dance on Oct. 18, 2009, where former UConn football player Jasper Howard was fatally wounded.
Parker was taken to Windham Community Memorial Hospital in Willimantic where he was treated for a stab wound to the back. Howard was flown by Life Star helicopter to St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford where he later died, according to court records.
On March 25, John Lomax III, the second Bloomfield man involved in the altercation, was sentenced to .