NEWARK - The man charged with killing his father and grandmother before having his friends over for a party at their Maplewood house has pleaded not guilty.

Dwayne Flourney appeared at the Essex County courthouse today after several previous appearances were rescheduled due to conflicts.

Several friends and neighbors also were in the courtroom in support of the 26-year-old.

The case will now go before a grand jury.

Officials: Man arrested in murder of grandmother, father