Hearings commenced Monday to determine whether Jarrod Ramos, the gunman who killed Capital Gazette newspapers in Baltimore, moves on to hearings to determine whether he will be locked up in a state prison or committed to Maryland’s maximum-security psychiatric hospital. He had been charged with five counts of first-degree murder
Despite his intention to plead guilty to murdering five employees of the Capital Gazette newspapers, the alleged gunman, Jarrod W. Ramos moves on to hearings to determine whether he will be incarcerated at a state prison or committed to Maryland’s maximum-security psychiatric hospital.
Jarrod Ramos previously pled guilty in Anne Arundel Circuit Court to shooting the shooting deaths of Gerald Fischman, Rob Hiaasen, Rebecca Smith, Wendi Winters and John McNamara in the Annapolis newsroom in June 2018.
Now, a judge or jury is to decide where the 39-year-old Laurel man serves his time.
Tragedy struck when Ramos shot up The Capital Gazette newsroom in Annapolis, Maryland on June 28, 2018 that killing five employees: Wendi Winters, a features reporter; Rob Hiaasen, the assistant managing editor; Gerald Fischman, an editorial page editor; John McNamara, a reporter; and Rebecca Smith, a sales assistant.
Ramos, who was the subject of a 2011 article in The Capital, had embarked on an escalating one-sided feud against the paper. He had been sending threats to the news organization for a number of years before the shooting.
Jarrod W. Ramos, was arrested after he was found hiding under a desk in the newsroom when the shooting stopped. he was ultimately charged with five counts of first-degree murder, assault and other violations.
Victim: Features reporter Wendi Winters
Victim: Assistant managing editor Robert Hiaasen