According to Tia Lewis, the spokesperson for the Anne Arundel County State Attorney, Jarrodramos was sentenced to 5 life imprisonment without parole, plus 1 life imprisonment, plus 345 years.
The widow Andrea Chamblee wrote that she felt “surrounded by a panting and struggling man, destroyed by gun violence, and struggling until each of us realizes the only thing in our own time.” The way out is to improve everyone kicking together and drowning together,” according to the report.
“The real victim effect is that when he should be here, he has already left,” Chamblee wrote in a prepared comment. “He should enjoy seeing his recognition and enjoying this time in his life. I very much hope to see and experience it with him, and return all his kindness to me. Now I will never do it again.”
“For a few days I want to know why I am alive, or whether I should live,” she said, according to the Post. “I live to spread the truth.”
“We will keep going.”
A daughter of Wendy Winters, a staff member who was killed, told reporters outside the court that the verdict “makes us gratified that the person who took her from us will never be able to breathe freely.”
Montana Winters Geimer said: “We don’t have time to be with our mother. We have lost family storytellers, and as a community, we have lost every Annapolis’s speaking. Storyteller.”
Montana’s sister Summerleigh Winters Geimer’s mother was only 20 years old when she was killed.
“She would never see me falling in love, getting married, or having children; she didn’t see me graduating from college. My mother missed every major event in my life. But I am here for this major event in her afterlife. Wendy is with us,” Somerley said outside the courtroom.
Ramos has a grudge against the newspaper after an article
Anne Colt Wrights, the state attorney in Anne Arundel County and the chief attorney for the murder case, told reporters that justice had been served in Tuesday’s verdict.
“I think it’s obvious that this case is not about the defendant… somehow (by the Capital Gazette) wronged-but he used his lawsuit, and his loss in the lawsuit, to kill innocent people just to Feeling better for yourself,” the prosecutor said.
She said: “The jury saw through this, and the judge saw through it today.”
The victim was 56-year-old McNamara; Wendy Winters, 65 years old; Gerald Fischman, 61 years old; Rob Hiasson, 59 years old; and Rebecca Smith, 34 years old.
Ramos pleaded guilty but not criminally liable
Before the sentence was pronounced, Ramos faced five life sentences without parole, and another sentence of life imprisonment for attempted murder and long-term gun ownership.
Connor Spielmaker and Michelle Krupa of CNN contributed to this report.