The following is the text of Andrea Chamblee’s prepared oral remarks for Tuesday’s sentencing hearing for the Capital Gazette shooter. Chamblee is the widow of John McNamara, who was one of the five Capital Gazette staff members murdered in the news organization’s office on June 28, 2018. Thank you for having us here. I know all our stories will be different even though they have this common thread. I’ve told versions of my story many times, but I haven’t really opened up to talk about what this cruelty has done to me personally.
Andrea Chamblee: My husband and dedicated journalist is gone when he deserved to be here
September 30, 2021