Former UMaine Student Pleads Not Guilty 

Matthew Cushing, who was indicted last week, was back in court Thursday.

Cushing is accused of stabbing his mother, step-father and step-brother to death at their home in Old Orchard Beach, then setting it on fire.

Police say Cushing admitted to the crimes

Court documents indicate that Cushing, who was taking time off from college, was angry at his parents for not paying for a backpacking trip to Europe.