ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The mental health evaluation for a man accused of killing five people at a Maryland newspaper last year has been completed.
Anne Arundel County Judge Laura Ripken told attorneys during a hearing Monday that she received the report on Jarrod Ramos last week from the state health department. She says it will be placed under seal, but available to attorneys.READ MORE: Baltimore Rowing Club Receives Grant to Get More Student-Athletes of Color Involved
Ramos has pleaded not guilty and not criminally responsible, which is Maryland’s version of an insanity defense.
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He had a well-documented history of harassing the Capital Gazette’s journalists. Police say he was arrested hiding under a newsroom desk after the June 2018 attack.
A November trial is scheduled. If Ramos is found guilty, a second phase would be held to determine whether his mental state made him not criminally responsible.MORE NEWS: Teen Arrested After Loaded Handgun & Ammunition Was Found At Chesapeake High School
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