NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Piscataway man has been sentenced to 65 years in state prison for fatally shooting a North Brunswick man who was dating his ex-girlfriend.

Jerome Davis, 43, of Piscataway, was sentenced today in New Brunswick by Superior Court Judge Colleen M. Flynn for the murder of Patrick Olarerin, 57, of North Brunswick, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced.

Davis was found guilty by a jury on May 2 of first-degree murder, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and burglary for entering the home of the victim.

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Under the No Early Release Act, Davis will have to serve 85% of his prison term before becoming eligible for parole.

In addition, he was sentenced to the following prison terms which are to run concurrent to the 65 years he received for the murder: 10 years for burglary which is also subject to the No Early Release Act, 10 years for unlawful possession of a weapon and 10 years for possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

Both weapon sentences are subject to a 5-year parole ineligibility pursuant to the Graves Act.

During the three-week trial that began on April 9, Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Amber Gibbs and Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Vanessa Craveiro presented evidence and testimony showing that Davis previously stalked and harassed Olarerin.

On May 14, Davis entered Olarerin's home and fatally shot him.