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Man Gets 50 Years In Prison For Fatally Shooting Villanova Student From Ridgefield

NEWARK, N.J. — A man who fatally shot a college student from Connecticut he had lured to New Jersey to rob during a drug deal has been sentenced to 50 years in prison.

Ernest Williams was sentenced Monday after he was convicted last month in the July 2012 death of 21-year-old Brian Schiavetti in Montclair. Prosecutors say Schiavetti, of Ridgefield, went to Williams to purchase oxycodone pills.

He was introduced to Williams by co-defendant James Pitts Jr. Schiavetti had met Pitts, the son of an Essex County undersheriff, when they attended Villanova University in suburban Philadelphia together. Pitts testified for the state and was sentenced to one year in county...