Survivors of newspaper attack testify at gunman's trial
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Survivors of a mass shooting at a Maryland newspaper have described the terror of hiding for their lives under desks during testimony at the gunman’s trial to determine whether he is criminally responsible due to insanity.
Six people who were inside the Capital Gazette newsroom during the 2018 attack were among the first called by prosecutors.
Prosecutors are trying to prove to a jury that Jarrod Ramos understood the criminality of his actions and was not insane at the time of the meticulously planned attack that left five dead.
If Ramos were found not criminally responsible, he would be committed to a maximum-security psychiatric hospital instead of prison.
At the Ramos trial in Annapolis surviving victim in the Capital Gazette shooting tells the jury “I thought we were going to die…I thought we were going to die when John got shot”. Anthony Messenger was an intern at the paper when Jarrod Ramos came in firing with a shotgun.— Paul Wagner (@paulcwagner) July 9, 2021