Court hearing scheduled in Maryland newspaper shooting case

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Court hearing scheduled in Maryland newspaper shooting case
FILE - This June 28, 2018, file photo provided by the Anne Arundel Police shows Jarrod Ramos in Annapolis, Md. A judge is scheduled to hear arguments, Wednesday, July 17, 2019, on pretrial matters in the case of Ramos, accused of killing five people at a Maryland newspaper in 2018. (Anne Arundel Police via AP, File)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A judge is scheduled to hear arguments on pretrial matters in the case of a man accused of killing five people at a Maryland newspaper last year.

The hearing in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court is set for Wednesday in Annapolis.

Prosecutors have asked Judge Laura Ripken to order the release of Jarrod Ramos’ tax records since 2003. Ramos has pleaded not guilty and not criminally responsible by reason of insanity to charges of killing five of the Capital Gazette’s employees last year.

Prosecutors contend the tax records will show Ramos was of sound mind. Defense attorneys say releasing the tax records would violate their client’s constitutional rights.

Ramos is scheduled to be tried in November on first-degree murder charges in the June 2018 shooting at the Capital Gazette newsroom.