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— A forensic psychiatrist for the Maryland Health Department believes the man charged with killing five Capital Gazette staffers is legally sane , an Anne During a pretrial hearing in Annapolis, Judge Laura Ripken described the Health Department evaluation as finding that Jarrod Ramos was legally sane .
News organizations report that during Monday's pretrial hearing in Annapolis, Judge Laura Ripken said a health department evaluation found that 39-year-old Jarrod Ramos was legally sane . Ramos is charged with five counts of first-degree murder, one count of attempted murder and six counts of
The judge in the Capital Gazette mass shooting case said a Maryland Health Department report found Jarrod Ramos is legally sane.
This was the last pretrial hearing before jury selection begins next week, and 11 News got a look at how each side plans to approach an insanity defense. In Maryland, it is a plea of not criminally responsible. It is the crux of the Capital Gazette shooting case. It came up in conversation at Monday's pretrial hearing and it is now on the record.
"The report from the Maryland Department of Mental Health indicates the defendant is criminally responsible," Judge Laura Ripkin said.
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Jarrod Ramos , 39, has During a pretrial hearing in Annapolis, Judge Laura Ripken described the Health Department evaluation as finding that Ramos was legally sane . If Ramos is found guilty of the deadly attack and moves, a second phase of the trial will determine if he is criminally responsible.
Jarrod Ramos is charged with five counts of first-degree murder. News organizations report that during Monday's pretrial hearing in Annapolis, Judge Laura Ripken said a health department evaluation found that 39-year-old Jarrod Ramos was legally sane .
She said the report from Clifton T. Perkins Hospital is close to 200 pages long.
A number of tests were performed, and Ramos was interviewed multiple times and, in the end, the report concluded that Ramos was criminally responsible.
Ramos is charged with killing five people inside the Capital Gazette newsroom during a mass shooting in June 2018. He pleaded not guilty and not criminally responsible to 23 charges, including five counts of first-degree murder.
The glimpse into Ramos' mental health report Monday came shortly after prosecutors argued, unsuccessfully, for their team of experts to evaluate him once more.
"The defense has introduced a new flavor of mental disorder, a brand-new diagnosis from a different set of experts," said prosecutor Anne Colt Leitess.
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News organizations report that during Monday’s pretrial hearing in Annapolis, Judge Laura Ripken said a health department evaluation found that 39-year-old Jarrod Ramos was legally sane . Ramos is charged with five counts of first-degree murder, one count of attempted murder and six counts of
A judge said Monday that a report from the state's health department shows the suspect in a deadly attack on the Capital Gazette newspaper is legally sane . Jarrod Ramos , 39, has pleaded not guilty and not criminally responsible, which is the state's version of an insanity defense.
Ten days ago, defense attorneys revealed a diagnosis of autism during a pretrial hearing.
"This isn't a new diagnosis," public defender William Davis said Monday. "This is a different diagnosis."
Monday's motions hearing comes one week before jury selection is scheduled to begin in the high-profile murder case.
This will be a jury trial and the three-day jury selection process begins Oct. 30.
More than 300 Anne Arundel County residents who already came to fill out questionnaires will return for individual interviews. The judge began narrowing down the jury pool Monday, announcing she will excuse two people who have verified travel plans, one person who moved, and another who said, "He does not believe he can be a fair and impartial juror," and included a letter explaining why.
The trial is scheduled to start Nov. 4.
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Trial to Be Postponed for Capital Gazette Shooter .
A trial will be postponed for a man who pleaded guilty to killing five people at the Capital Gazette newspaper's offices in Maryland last year. Jarrod Ramos pleaded guilty on Monday after previously pleading not guilty and not criminally responsible, in Maryland's version of an insanity defense. A jury still will determine whether he was responsible for his actions because of the insanity his defense claims.