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Accused Capital Gazette shooter pleaded not guilty

Posted at 11:42 AM, Jul 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-30 14:27:05-04

The man accused of killing five Capital Gazette workers in Annapolis pleaded not guilty on Monday after his initial court appearance was canceled. 

Jarrod Ramos is accused of walking into a local Annapolis newspaper with a gun, shooting and killing five journalists.

Documents show that in addition of pleading not guilty, Ramos and his attorney requested a speedy trial by a jury. An initial appearance in Ramos’ case was taken off the docket on Monday because his public defender, Bill Davis, who filed motions for discovery and a speedy trial, negating the need for the appearance.

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Police arrested Ramos after the shooting on June 28, who had a grudge against the paper. He's accused of blasting his way into the newsroom and opening fire. Last week, he was indicted on 23 counts in connection with the shooting, including 5 counts of first-degree murder. Ramos has been held without bond since the shooting.

The next step is a status conference ordered by the judge to occur in the next 30 days. At the conference, discuss trial date and dates for motion hearings.