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Woman Recounts Being Stalked By Newspaper Shooter, Memorial For Victim Tonight

July 02, 2018 - 11:54 am
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NEW YORK (1010WINS/AP) -- The alleged shooter who killed five people last week at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, stalked a woman for years, she told NBC's "Today" show in an interview that aired Monday morning.

"I would be afraid that he could show up anywhere at any time and kill me," said the woman, who was only identified by her first name, Lori. "I have been tormented and traumatized and terrorized for so long, that it has I think changed the fiber of my being."

She added of Jarrod Ramos, 38, who is facing five counts of murder, "He is very cold, he is very calculated, he is very intelligent."

One of the five people killed at the newspaper was assistant managing editor and columnist Rob Hiaasen. Relatives, friends and colleagues will gather at a memorial service Monday night in Owings Mills, Maryland. 

Nicknamed  "Big Rob," Hiaasen was known for his commitment to high standards in community journalism and his mentoring relationship with young journalists.
 
Hiaasen had just celebrated his 33rd wedding anniversary with his wife, Maria, whose birthday was on the day of the newsroom attack.