NEW BRUNSWICK – A Piscataway man was sentenced to 65 years in state prison for killing a North Brunswick man on May 14, 2017, the Middlesex County Prosecutor said on Thursday.

Jerome Davis, 43, of Piscataway, was sentenced June 27 by Superior Court Judge Colleen M. Flynn for killing 57-year-old Patrick Olarerin of North Brunswick.

Davis was found guilty of murder on May 2 after a three week trial that started April 9. He was also guilty of unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and burglary.

He will have to serve at least 85 percent of his sentence before being eligible for parole.

According to information from the county, Davis “stalked and harassed … Patrick Olarerin, who was dating Davis’ ex-girlfriend. On May 14, 2017, Davis entered the home of the victim and fatally shot him.”

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Christopher Lang is a freelance correspondent for MonroeNow. Previously he was part of The Record-USA Today Network and served as an editor for a decade at NJMG.