Capital Gazette Shooter In Court

Jarrod Ramos had his first appearance before a judge via CC TV after murdering five people with a shotgun at the offices of the Capital Gazette, a local Annapolis newspaper.

Ramos, who appeared to be handcuffed, looked upward the entire time, occasionally blinking and tilting his head from one side to the other. He said nothing.

Anne Arundel County State Attorney Wes Adams revealed that Ramos had blocked one of the exits before starting his rampage. Judge Thomas J. Pryal ordered Ramos held without bail on the five charges of first degree murder.

Art Lien
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Courtartist is me, Art Lien. I've been sketching the courts since 1976, and for most of that time the U.S. Supreme Court has been my regular beat. I've been working almost exclusively for NBC News since 1980. Courtroom sketching is a form of visual journalism or reportage drawing that is slowly dying out. Where once upon a time news organization each had their own artist covering a story, today a "pool" artist often sketches for all. It is a demanding and stressful discipline where the drawing is often done directly and under tight deadline.

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One comment on “Capital Gazette Shooter In Court
  1. Cynthia Segreto says:

    I love your drawings! Love your use of watercolors too! They really put one right in the courtroom and trial. You are a wonderful artist!!! (I watch MSNBC daily.)

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