The Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Two men charged in the murder of an Oakland journalist have pleaded not guilty.

Yusuf Bey IV and Antoine Mackey both entered their pleas Thursday to first-degree murder charges in the shooting of Oakland Post editor Chauncey Bailey in August of 2007.

Bey, a former leader of the now-defunct Your Black Muslim Bakery, is accused of ordering the killings of Bailey and two other men.

Mackey is suspected of being the getaway driver after Bailey was shot while investigating the bakery's finances.

Alameda County Superior Court Judge Morris Jacobsen said he will release the grand jury transcripts in the case and lift a gag order.