ANNAPOLIS (WJZ) — President Joe Biden this week remembered the five Capital Gazette employees killed in a 2018 massacre in their Annapolis newsroom.
In a letter shared on Twitter by shooting survivor Rachael Pacella, Biden mourned the deaths of Wendi Winters, Rebecca Smith, Gerald Fischman, Rob Hiaasen and John McNamara.READ MORE: Fire Breaks Out At Canton Apartment Building
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“Our Nation will never forget them or the survivors of this tragedy,” Biden wrote. “Their loved ones remain in my prayers as they keep alive the memories of those they lost.”
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The note comes several weeks after a jury found the gunman, Jarrod Ramos, criminally responsible. Sentencing is set for Sept. 28.