2 men plead not guilty in fatal shooting of NJIT student at fraternity house

<p>Two men charged in the fatal shooting of an NJIT student during a burglary at his fraternity house have pleaded not guilty to felony murder and other charges. Irvington resident Nafee Cotman, 19, and</p>

News 12 Staff

Oct 18, 2016, 3:00 AM

Updated 2,745 days ago

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2 men plead not guilty in fatal shooting of NJIT student at fraternity house
Two men charged in the fatal shooting of an NJIT student during a burglary at his fraternity house have pleaded not guilty to felony murder and other charges.
Irvington resident Nafee Cotman, 19, and Newark resident Taquan Harris, 22, entered their pleas during a court hearing Monday. Harris unsuccessfully sought to replace his public defender during the hearing, telling the judge "he ain't got my best interests at heart."
The men remained jailed on $1 million bail each. They face murder, robbery, burglary and weapons charges.
The charges against them stem from the May 2 death of Joseph Micalizzi, a 23-year-old Freehold resident killed at the Tau Kappa Epsilon house. Micalizzi was a mechanical engineering major.
The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.


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