Teen pleads not guilty in grad murder

July 2, 2008 10:02:48 AM PDT
A teenager accused of killing another teen at a graduation party has pleaded not guilty. Nicole Guyette, 18, wore a dark green prison jumpsuit as she made her first court appearance Wednesday since surrendering Saturday night.

She answered several questions with only "yes" or "no" response.

Guyette is accused of killing Sujeiti Ocasio, also 18, just hours after Ocasio graduated from Barringer High School in Newark.

Authorities say the two had a dispute before the shooting.

State Superior Court Judge Donald J. Volkert Jr. continued bail at $500,000.