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Man claims self defense in fatal shooting of basketball star

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A man charged with murder in the shooting of a college basketball star in Hartford is claiming self defense. Jason Stone turned himself in to police after 24-year-old Jaqhawn Walters was shot Saturday afternoon. The 33-year-old Stone was arraigned Monday in Hartford Superior Court. His lawyer, David Warner, said Stone was claiming self defense. Stone is being held on $1 million bond and is due back in court October 5. Walters was a 2018 graduate of Albertus Magnus College in New Haven. He earned all-conference honors three times and had signed a contract to play professionally in Argentina.
 


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