Suspect arrested in slaying of ex-Cat Desmond Allison

September 7, 2012 

Desmond Allison, who played two season for Tubby Smith at Kentucky, averaged 6.1 points on 45.4 percent shooting.


The man wanted in connection with the slaying of former University of Kentucky basketball player Desmond Allison has been arrested in Huntington, W.Va.

WSAZ-TV in Huntington reported Friday that Richard Willis, 36, of Columbus, Ohio, was arrested on a fugitive from justice charge, according to police.

Police told WSAZ that Willis had been living in Huntington for some time under a different name.

Allison, who played at UK from 1998 to 2000, was shot in Columbus in July 2011 and died at age 31.

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