Jarrod Ramos' attorney has requested a hearing for a "good cause" extension, which would give him more time to consider a potential plea of not criminally responsible by reason of insanity. He is charged in the deaths of five Capital Gazette employees.
Prosecutors have asked jail officials to give them regular access to letters Capital Gazette killing suspect Jarrod Ramos sends or receives, but on Thursday his attorneys said the move violates his rights and that they intend to fight it.
For half a decade, Jarrod Ramos’ anger poured out in court papers, tweets and email messages. He saw enemies. He wrote that he’d like to kill one of them. He suggested another kill herself. He created online images marking others out for sacrifice. Then, in 2016, it all stopped.
Then journalists at The Capital and Maryland Gazette newspapers — the survivors – stood and remembered their five murdered colleagues. It was 2:33 p.m. Thursday, the week after the attack. One week, precisely.
Trif Alatzas, publisher and editor in chief of The Baltimore Sun Media Group, called for staff in Annapolis, Carroll and Baltimore to hold a moment of silence exactly a week after a man shot five Capital Gazette employees in the Annapolis newsroom.
Though Maryland has some of the most restrictive gun laws in the country, none of them could have prevented the massacre of five people in the Annapolis Capital newsroom Thursday. The weapon police say was used, a pump-action rifle, isn't regulated by state law.
The 38-year-old Laurel man accused of gunning down five employees of The Capital on Thursday swore a “legal oath” in court documents to kill a writer for the Annapolis newspaper. Yet he legally purchased the pump-action shotgun he allegedly used in the rampage, authorities said Friday.