Capital Gazette Trial: Jurors Begin Deliberation

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ANNAPOLIS Md. (WJZ) — After much than 2 weeks successful court, jurors successful the Capital Gazette shooting proceedings volition statesman deliberation Thursday to determine whether gunman Jarrod Ramos was criminally liable for sidesplitting 5 people.

Gerald Fischman, Rob Hiaasen, John McNamara, Rebecca Smith and Wendi Winters were killed successful the shooting successful June 2018.

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During the defense’s closing statement the defence lawyer thanked the assemblage for their work and said “it is earthy to person sympathy for the victims successful [the defendant’s] convulsive and horrifying act, but you are not to basal your verdict connected that benignant if emotion.”

The prosecution began its statement by utilizing a chess analogy to assistance them beryllium that the suspect planned his each move. The authoritative ended by saying to the jury: “Find him criminally responsible.”

Both closing arguments lasted a small implicit an hr each.

The justice dismissed the six alternate jurors, and the remaining 12 jurors volition statesman deliberations Thursday afternoon.

A psychiatrist who took the basal for the prosecution Wednesday told the tribunal that Ramos decided helium was going to onslaught the Capital Gazette successful 2016.

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The doc besides said the information that helium called 911 aft the shooting shows helium acknowledged the criminality of what helium did.

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