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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Man charged in Capital Gazette shooting enters not criminally responsible plea

The man charged in the Capital Gazette shooting case on Monday entered a plea of not guilty and not criminally responsible after three deadline extensions.

Anne Colt Leitess, Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney, said Monday her office will respond in writing in the next couple of days to ask the court to order the defendant be evaluated by the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

A circuit court judge will then order the accused be examined by a forensic psychiatrist with the state health department. The evaluation is to be completed within 60 days of the judge signing the order, though it can be extended if the health department experts request more time.

William Davis, the lead public defender representing the accused, did not respond Monday to a request for comment.


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