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2 men sentenced in deadly burglary at fraternity house

February 8, 2019

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two men who admitted roles in the fatal shooting of a New Jersey college student during a burglary at his fraternity house have been sentenced to lengthy state prison terms.

Taquan Harris received a 26-year sentence on Thursday, while Nafee Cotman got a 12-year term.

The two Newark men had pleaded guilty last October in the May 2106 death of New Jersey Institute of Technology student Joseph Micalizzi. The 23-year-old Freehold resident was killed at the Tau Kappa Epsilon house.

Harris pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter and a weapons count, while Cotman pleaded guilty to robbery. Authorities have said Harris has admitted shooting Micalizzi three times as they struggled during the burglary.

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