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New Jersey Fraternity House Shooting Suspects Plead Not Guilty

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    New Jersey Fraternity House Shooting Suspects Plead Not Guilty

    Two men charged in the fatal shooting of a New Jersey college student during a burglary at his fraternity house have pleaded not guilty to felony murder and other charges.

    Eighteen-year-old Irvington resident Nafee Cotman and 22-year-old Newark resident Taquan Harris entered their pleas during a brief court hearing Tuesday. The judge maintained the $1 million bail set for each of the men, who remain jailed.

    The men are charged with murder, felony murder and weapons offenses in the May 2 death of New Jersey Institute of Technology student Joseph Micalizzi. The 23-year-old Freehold resident was killed at the Tau Kappa Epsilon house.

    At the time of his death he was a junior and a mechanical engineering major.

    Institute officials awarded a posthumous degree to him during their commencement ceremony Tuesday.