Nadine Maeser
Public Information Officer
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Terri Charles
Asst. Public Information Officer
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October 23, 2019

Government Relations and Public Affairs
187 Harry S. Truman Parkway
Annapolis, Maryland 21401

Media Advisory:
Jury selection, trial to begin for State of Maryland v. Jarrod Warren Ramos

WHAT:           Trial for State of Maryland v. Jarrod Warren Ramos, case number C-02-CR-18-001515.

                       Hon. Laura S. Ripken will serve as the presiding judge.

                       All media covering the proceedings must review and adhere to the Security/Media Order for the trial. (Security/Media Order link:


WHEN:           Jury Selection: Oct. 30, 31, and Nov. 1, 2019, at 9 a.m.
WHERE:         Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County
                       Courtrooms 4B and 4C
                       8 Church Circle
                       Annapolis, MD 21401

WHEN:           Trial: Begins November 4, 2019, at 9 a.m.
WHERE:         Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County
                       Trial Courtroom 4C
                       Overflow Courtroom 4B
                       8 Church Circle
                       Annapolis, MD 21401

NOTE: Courtroom seating during jury selection and the trial will be filled first-come, first-served. 

At the discretion of the court, overflow seating will be made available for the media and the public. A live closed-circuit, audio-video feed will be provided in the overflow room.

Per Maryland Code, Criminal Procedure, § 1-201, the recording or broadcasting of criminal proceedings is prohibited. Photography, audio or video recording, and transmitting are prohibited inside of the courthouse. The use of electronic devices, including cell phones, cameras, and audio-visual equipment is prohibited or limited per the Maryland Judiciary’s policy on Cell Phones, Other Electronic Devices, and Cameras in Court Facilities.
Media representatives may use electronic devices in the overflow room or in the designated media room, but the media may not conduct interviews nor photograph or audio or video record court proceedings in these rooms. All media interviews must be conducted outside of the courthouse.  

The clerk of the court for the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County is the official custodian of the case record. All public documents pertaining to the case will be available via public kiosks located in the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County clerk’s office and the law library. Additionally, public documents in the case may be obtained at any public kiosks located in clerk’s offices or courthouses statewide that have implemented Maryland Electronic Courts (MDEC). Note: Baltimore City, Montgomery County, and Prince George’s County have not yet implemented MDEC.

Public Wi-Fi is available at the courthouse. Media representatives may bring their own Wi-Fi connection devices.

There is no designated media parking for this trial. Media representatives must follow local parking ordinances and restrictions. Media representatives must not block pedestrian walkways and sidewalks and cannot restrict any public areas for media use.

Please contact the Maryland Judiciary, Government Relations and Public Affairs, by email at [email protected] or 410-260-1488, if you plan to cover the trial or have questions. If you are a media outlet and intend on sending a sketch artist to this trial, please email [email protected] with the first and last name of your sketch artist and their contact information.