Preliminary Hearing Set For Man Charged In Md. Newspaper Shootings

Suspect faces  five counts of 1st-degree murder.


Annapolis, Md (AP) A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for the man charged with killing five employees at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis.

The hearing for 38-year-old Jarrod Ramos is set for July 24 in Annapolis, Maryland.

Ramos is charged with five counts of first-degree murder. He was ordered held without bail on Friday.

Ramos is being represented by the Anne Arundel County public defender’s office. William Davis, who represented Ramos at his bail review hearing last week..

Meanwhile, A woman whose harassment by Jarrod Ramos led to his vendetta against the Capital Gazette says she immediately panicked when she learned of the shooting that killed five people at the paper.

Speaking with NBC’s “Today” show in an interview aired Monday, she said his relentless abuse forced her to move out of Maryland, where Ramos is now charged with five counts of murder. NBC agreed to obscure her features and use only her first name, Lori.

She said she’s been “tormented and traumatized and terrorized for so long,” that it “changed the fiber” of her being.

She described Ramos as very cold, very calculated and very intelligent.

But she says one difference now is that he can no longer silence her.a

Also, The American Society of News Editors and The Associated Press Media Editors are asking newsrooms around the world to join in a moment of silence to honor the five employees who were killed last week at the Capital Gazette newspaper.

The groups are urging journalists around the globe to join The Baltimore Sun Media Group’s moment of silence at 2:33 p.m. Thursday. It was at that time last Thursday when a gunman with a grudge against the paper attacked with a shotgun.

In a joint statement, the groups say the tragedy “tears at our hearts, tugs at our compassion and calls fourth our fears for the safety of all those on the front lines of truth, accountability and journalistic pursuit.”


By The Associated Press