Suspect in fatal college party shooting in New Jersey scheduled to make first court appearanceBy AP
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Suspect in NJ fatal college shooting due in court
NEWARK, N.J. — One of the suspects charged in the fatal shooting of a Seton Hall University student from Virginia is set to make an initial court appearance.
Nicholas Welch is expected in court Wednesday, two days after he was arrested 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 admittance to an off-campus party. Nineteen-year-old honors student Jessica Moore was killed and four people were wounded.
Authorities are searching for a second man who they say provided the gun to Welch.
Welch and Marcus Bascus are charged with murder, conspiracy and weapons offenses and are expected to face attempted murder charges.
Seton Hall is a private Catholic university in nearby South Orange, about 15 miles west of New York City.