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Not guilty plea in Va. woman's death

One of the suspects charged in the fatal shooting of a Seton Hall University student from Virginia has pleaded not guilty.

Wearing an orange jumpsuit, Nicholas Welch answered "yes" to whether he understood the charges Wednesday. Bail was set at $2 million.

Police arrested Welch Monday night at his house on the same East Orange street where the deadly shooting happened.

Police say Welch returned with a gun and opened fire after he was refused entry to an off-campus party. Nineteen-year-old honors student Jessica Moore was killed and four people were wounded.

Moore was from Disputanta, Va., in Prince George Co.

Authorities are searching for a second man who they say provided the gun to Welch.

Seton Hall is a private Catholic university in nearby South Orange, about 15 miles west of New York City.

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post Editors  | September 29, 2010; 10:46 AM ET
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