​Judge limits notes from psychiatric evaluation in Capital Gazette shooting case

Judge Laura Ripken ruled on the Anne Arundel State’s Attorney’s Office request in the Capital Gazette shooting trial to access materials that defense experts used to make conclusions concerning the defendant’s mental health, should the case reach the criminal responsibility phase of proceedings.

Judge orders mental evaluation remain private in criminal phase of Capital Gazette trial

Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Judge Laura Ripken ruled during a Friday motions hearing that attorneys in the Capital Gazette shooting trial are not to discuss the findings of the defendant’s mental health evaluation during the guilt or innocence phase of proceedings.

Judge denies defense motion to limit crime-scene video in Capital Gazette case

Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Judge Laura Ripken denied a defense motion to exclude most of the crime-scene video from the June 2018 Capital Gazette mass shooting site during a hearing Wednesday.

Attorneys argue over crime-scene video, other motions, at Capital Gazette hearing

Jarrod Ramos in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, during a motions hearing.

Therapy puppies help teens in Maryland juvenile centers

Maryland’s Department of Juvenile Services has implemented a pilot puppy therapy program at two of their secure facilities to help resident teens cope with stress and anxiety.