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Widow of slain Maryland reporter place his ashes somewhere sacred to him — the ballpark

FILE – This undated file photo shows reporter John McNamara of the Capital Gazette, which was one of the victims when an active shooter aimed at the editors, Thursday, June 28, 2018 in Annapolis, Md. The widow of the slain Maryland reporter of the newspaper, McNamara, has been the axis in the Nationals Park. The Baltimore Sun reported that Andrea Chamblee placed in the axis of McNamara in a planter of begonias in the park Saturday, sept. 1, 2018. (The Baltimore Sun via AP, File)

The widow of a slain Maryland reporter of the newspaper has spread his ashes at Nationals Park.

The Baltimore Sun reported that Andrea Chamblee placed in the axis of John McNamara in a planter of begonias in the park Saturday. The planter is located where the state of the left-field wall.

The 56-year-old McNamara covered news and sports in the Capital Gazette in Annapolis. He was one of five staff members killed when a gunman went to the editors in late June.

The baseball stadium where the Washington Nationals play was a holy place for McNamara. He had waited three decades for a big-league team to return to Washington and rejoiced when the Nationals arrived in 2005.

Chamblee said her husband had jokingly asked in 2017 that they spread his ashes.
 

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