MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced that a Piscataway man was found guilty by a jury yesterday for fatally shooting a North Brunswick resident in his home on May 14, 2017, while out on bail pending sentencing on a robbery out of Union County.
Jerome Davis, 43, of Piscataway was found guilty of the murder of Patrick Olarerin, 57, of North Brunswick. Davis was also found guilty of unlawful possession of a weapon in the second degree, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose in the second degree, and second-degree burglary for entering the home of the victim, says a report issued by the Middlesex county Prosecutor's Office today.
During a 3-week trial that began on April 9, 2019, Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Amber Gibbs and Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Vanessa Craveiro presented evidence and testimony showing that Davis previously stalked and harassed the victim, Patrick Olarerin, who was dating Davis’ ex-girlfriend. On May 14, 2017, Davis entered the home of the victim and fatally shot him.
He is facing a prison term of 30 years to life when he is sentenced in New Brunswick, on June 27, 2019, by Superior Court Judge Colleen Flynn. The defendant will have to serve at least 30 years before being eligible for parole.
He was charged following an investigation by Detective Seeta Jones of the North Brunswick Police Department and Detective David Abromaitis of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.
Police began the investigation after the victim was found in his apartment at 5:15 a.m. on May 14, 2017, he was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, where he was pronounced dead a short time later, says the Prosecutor.