An American flag is placed next to markers representing the people killed in a newsroom shooting, at a makeshift memorial at the scene outside the office building housing The Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Md., on July 1, 2018.
An American flag is placed next to markers representing the people killed in a newsroom shooting, at a makeshift memorial at the scene outside the office building housing The Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Md., on July 1, 2018.

The man accused of shooting and killing five people at an Annapolis, Maryland, newspaper in June pleaded not guilty Monday.

Jarrod Ramos did not appear in court. His attorneys entered a plea of not guilty on his behalf though electronic filing.

His lawyers plan to argue that a courtroom identification of Ramos at his trial will be tainted because of what they call "impermissible suggestive identification procedures" by police -- meaning the identification of Ramos as the chief suspect was obtained through facial recognition technology.

In this June 28 2018 photo released by the Anne Ar
In this June 28 2018 photo released by the Anne Arundel Police, Jarrod Warren Ramos poses for a photo, in Annapolis, Maryland.

Ramos is being held in jail without bail, pending his trial.

He is charged with killing four journalists and an office worker at the Capital Gazette newspaper June 28. It was one of the worst cases of violence against journalists in U.S. history. 

Ramos was apparently angry over a Gazette story about his harassing a former high school classmate.