Second Suspect Arrested in Seton Hall Shootings

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    Marcus Bascus is being sought by police for allegedly providing weapon to Seton Hall party shooter.

    A second arrest has been made in the shooting death of Seton Hall University sophomore Jessica Moore, just hours after the alleged gunman pleaded not guilty to murder and attempted murder.

    Marcus Bascus was arrested Wednesday afternoon somewhere in Pennsylvania, police sources said.  Bascus is accused of handing the weapon to alleged shooter Nicholas Welch after he was ejected from a campus party.

    Raw Video: Suspect in Seton Hall Shootings Under Arrest

    [NY] Raw Video: Suspect in Seton Hall Shootings Under Arrest
    Nicholas Welch, 25, of East Orange, is in police custody. (Published Tuesday, Sep 28, 2010)

    Like Welch, he faces a murder charge and four counts of attempted murder.

    Earlier today, the family of victim Jessica Moore watched in a Newark, N.J. courtroom today as her alleged killer entered the not guilty plea.

    Welch was arrested in his home Monday night, not even 72 hours after he allegedly fired a handgun at an off campus Seton Hall University student party down the street.

    Moore, 19 and a Sophomore at Seton Hall, died the next day from a gunshot wound to her head, and four others -- two of them Seton Hall students--were wounded.

    Welch is charged with one count of murder and four counts of attempted murder.

    In the courtroom, he offered one word responses of "yes" or "no" to several questions from Judge Peter Vazquez.

    "I'm telling you my babies' Father is innocent," a woman who identified herself only as Ebony said of Welch shortly after his first appearance.

    Welch's attorney, Gerald Saluti, just got his client's case Tuesday night and after a half hour meeting with him, described him as "nervous."

    "I think he's still in shock from the whole situation," said Saluti who added, "It's kind of like a volcano, we need to let it settle.

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