Jarrod Ramos was sentenced to five life sentences without parole, plus one life sentence, plus 345 years, according to Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney spokesperson Tia Lewis.
All sentences will run consecutively, the state’s attorney’s office said
Ramos walked into the Capital Gazette offices in June 2018
and opened fire, killing five staffers. Two others were injured.
A jury on July 15 found
that Ramos was criminally responsible for the attack, rejecting his plea of insanity.
Ramos had pleaded guilty but not criminally responsible
in October 2019 to 23 counts, including murder, setting up this year’s trial, at which a jury was asked to determine his mental state at the time of the shooting.
The trial began in late June following delays for a variety of reasons, including Covid-19, the Capital Gazette reported
. The jury needed less than two hours to reach its verdict.
Heading into this week’s sentencing, Ramos faced five life sentences without the possibility of parole, plus one additional life sentence for attempted murder as well as lengthy sentences for gun charges.
This is a developing story and will be updated.