Man accused of carrying out shooting at Maryland newspaper indicted
The man accused of carrying out last month's deadly shooting at a Maryland newspaper has been indicted on five counts of first-degree murder, according to the prosecutor.Posted — Updated
On Friday, an Anne Arundel County grand jury indicted Jarrod Ramos on 23 counts in connection with the June 28 shooting, State's Attorney Wes Adams said in a statement.
In addition to the five murder charges, Ramos faces a count of attempted first-degree murder and 17 other assault and weapons charges.
Ramos, 38, is accused of walking into the Capital Gazette newsroom in Annapolis and opening fire, killing five employees -- Gerald Fischman, Rob Hiaasen, John McNamara, Rebecca Smith and Wendi Winters -- and leaving two others wounded.
The attack took place a few years after Ramos had unsuccessfully sued the newspaper for defamation. An article in the paper had chronicled Ramos' harassment of a former classmate on social media.
Ramos pleaded guilty to a harassment charge, according to court documents.
CNN's attempts to reach Ramos' attorney for comment were unsuccessful.
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