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Annapolis, MD, United States

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Recent articles by Brian:

Maryland newspaper gunman gets more than 5 life prison terms

A judge has sentenced a man who killed five people at a newspaper to more than five life sentences without the possibility of parole → Read More

Maryland newspaper gunman gets more than 5 life prison terms

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A man who killed five people at a newspaper in Maryland was sentenced on Tuesday to more than five life sentences without the possibility of parole — with 345 additional years added on to ensure he is never released from prison. → Read More

Maryland newspaper gunman gets more than 5 life prison terms

A jury found Ramos criminally responsible for killing Wendi Winters, John McNamara, Gerald Fischman, Rob Hiaasen and Rebecca Smith with a shotgun at the Capital Gazette’s office in June 2018. → Read More

Maryland newspaper gunman gets more than 5 life prison terms

Anne Arundel County Judge Michael Wachs ordered the sentence for Jarrod Ramos, whom a jury previously found criminally responsible for killing Wendi Winters, John McNamara, Gerald Fischman, Rob Hiaasen and Rebecca Smith with a shotgun at the Capital Gazette’s office in June 2018. → Read More

Maryland newspaper gunman who killed 5 to be sentenced

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A man who killed five people at a Maryland newspaper more than three years ago is scheduled to be sentenced on Tuesday for one of the deadliest attacks on journalists in U. S. history. Prosecutors are seeking five life terms in prison without the possibility of parole for Jarrod Ramos, who committed the homicides with a shotgun at the Capital Gazette in June 2018. Anne… → Read More

Judge Jonathan Newell set to be arrested dies in apparent suicide

A Maryland Eastern Shore judge who was about to be arrested at his home on federal charges of sexual exploitation of a child was found dead Friday, officials said. → Read More

Jonathan Newell, Maryland judge about to be arrested, found dead in apparent suicide

A Maryland Eastern Shore judge who was about to be arrested at his home on federal charges of sexual exploitation of a child was found dead Friday, officials said. → Read More

Gloria Richardson, civil rights pioneer, dies at 99

Richardson was the first woman to lead a prolonged grassroots civil rights movement outside the Deep South. → Read More

Survivors and loved ones in newspaper attack relieved by swift verdict

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — More than three years after the attack on the Capital Gazette newspaper that left five dead, survivors and family members of victims embraced in relief and applauded the jury for quickly rejecting the gunman's plea of not criminally responsible by reason of insanity. Outside the courthouse Thursday, Andrea Chamblee described the widespread pain and loss from one of the… → Read More

Gunman found criminally responsible for killing 5 at paper

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A jury on Thursday found the gunman who killed five people at a... → Read More

Gunman found criminally responsible for killing 5 at paper

A jury has found a gunman criminally responsible for killing five people at a Maryland newspaper → Read More

Gunman found criminally responsible for killing 5 at paper

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A jury on Thursday found the gunman who killed five people at a Maryland newspaper criminally responsible for his actions, rejecting defense attorneys’ mental illness arguments. → Read More

Gunman found criminally responsible for killing 5 at Capital Gazette

A jury on Thursday found the gunman who killed five people at a Maryland newspaper criminally responsible for his actions, rejecting defense attorneys' mental illness arguments. → Read More

Survivors of newspaper attack testify at gunman's trial

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Survivors of a mass shooting at a Maryland newspaper described the terror of hiding for their lives under desks in their newsroom during testimony Friday at the gunman's trial to determine whether he is criminally responsible due to insanity. → Read More

Survivors of newspaper attack testify at gunman's trial

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Survivors of a mass shooting at a Maryland newspaper described the terror of hiding for their lives under desks in their newsroom during testimony Friday at the gunman's trial to determine whether he is criminally responsible due to insanity. ALSO READ |Prosecutor: Newspaper gunman killed 5 in revenge for article. → Read More

Prosecutor: Newspaper gunman killed 5 in revenge for article

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The man who murdered five people at a Maryland newspaper acted out of revenge for an article about his prior harassment case that he believed would hurt his ability to get dates with women, a prosecutor said Thursday during a trial to determine whether the shooter is criminally responsible due to insanity. Anne Colt Leitess, the prosecutor, gave her opening statement after… → Read More

Lawyer: Newspaper gunman who killed five insane, not criminally responsible

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The man who killed five people at a Maryland newspaper was delusional and believed the state's judicial system was conspiring with the Capital Gazette to persecute him and ruin his life, his attorney told a jury Tuesday, trying to make the case that Jarrod Ramos is not criminally responsible for the crimes due to mental illness. Hours after hearing that, jurors saw… → Read More

Opening statements set for newspaper shooting insanity phase

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Opening statements are scheduled for Tuesday in the second phase of a trial to determine whether the man who killed five people at a Maryland newspaper was legally sane at the time of the mass shooting. Jarrod Ramos pleaded guilty to all 23 counts against him in October 2019, but he is contending he is not criminally responsible due to mental illness. FILE - This June 28,… → Read More

Lawyer: Newspaper gunman insane, not criminally responsible

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The man who killed five people at a Maryland newspaper was delusional and believed the state's judicial system was conspiring with the Capital Gazette to persecute him and ruin his life, his attorney told a jury Tuesday, trying to make the case that Jarrod Ramos is not criminally responsible for the crimes due to mental illness. → Read More

Memorial dedicated to victims of Maryland newspaper shooting

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Survivors and family members of victims of the five people who died in a mass shooting at the Capital Gazette newspaper dedicated a memorial to them and the First Amendment on Monday on the third anniversary of the attack. The tribute came amid grave concerns expressed by some in a long list of speakers about the future survival of the newspaper, which has come under new… → Read More