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New court dates set for Capital Gazette shooter, Jarrod Ramos

Deadline for Ramos' lawyers to file plea extended
Posted at 1:27 PM, Jul 07, 2020

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The COVID-19 pandemic has caused the majority of pending criminal court cases in Maryland to be delayed.

One of those is the trial of Jarrod Ramos, the gunman who killed five people inside the Capital Gazette in June 2018.

Ramos is charged with the murders of John McNamara, Wendi Winters, Rebecca Smith, Gerald Fischman and Rob Hiaasen.

He's pleaded guilty to all counts, but not criminally responsible by reason of insanity.

New motion hearings have been scheduled for August 5, 6, 11 and September 2-3.

Jury Selection is expected to take place December 1 through 3, with the actual trial set for December 7-18.

A report from the state health department has found Ramos to be legally sane, but Ramos' lawyers say their experts believe otherwise.