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2 accused of killing NJIT student in frat house head to trial. Here’s what you need to know

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Nafee Cotman (left) and Taquan Harris (right) are scheduled to stand trial on murder and other charges in the May 2016 fatal shooting of NJIT student Joseph Micalizzi (center). (NJ Advance Media file photos)

By Thomas Moriarty | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

Frat House Shooting

Police tape surrounds the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity house where NJIT student Joseph Micalizzi was fatally shot, on May 2, 2016. (Ed Murray | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)

It was a burglary

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Hundreds of students gather at the New Jersey Institute of Technology campus on May 3, 2016, for a candlelight vigil to mourn the death of junior Joseph Micalizzi in a fatal shooting. (NJ Advance Media file photos)

Micalizzi was a wrestler

Essex County Prosecutor annouces arrests in murder of NJIT student

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray holds a press conference in Newark on May, 6, 2016, to announce murder charges against Nafee Cotman and Taquan Harris in the fatal shooting of NJIT student Joseph Micalizzi. (Robert Sciarrino | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)

An arrest happened quickly

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Taquan Harris, inset at top right, is the older brother of Keywon Savage, a former star high school basketball player who averaged 19 points a game as a senior at Newark Central. Savage, shown here during a 2016 court appearance on drug charges, was fatally shot in Newark in November 2016. (NJ Advance Media file photos)

A family engulfed in violence

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