Capital Gazette Trial: Verdict Expected Thursday

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

WJZ’s Ava Joye Burnett said a verdict volition beryllium delivered by 3:30 p.m.

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

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.

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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.

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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