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Anne Arundel Co. judge set court hearing for Capital Gazette shooter to consider insanity plea

Photos: Gunman opens fire on Maryland newspaper office
Posted at 8:15 AM, Apr 04, 2019

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A judge is scheduled to hear arguments about whether a man charged with killing five people at a Maryland newspaper office should have more time to consider an insanity plea.

Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Judge Laura Ripken has a hearing set in Annapolis, Maryland, Thursday with attorneys.

Attorneys for The Capital gazeete shooter have asked for more time to consider changing his plea to not criminally responsible, because they have received additional case materials from prosecutors.

The shooter pleaded not guilty last year to murder in the June attack at the Capital Gazette newsroom.