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Widow of Slain Gazette Reporter Spreads His Ashes at Nationals Park

John McNamara, 56, covered news and sports at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis

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    Widow of Slain Gazette Reporter Spreads His Ashes at Nationals Park
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    This 2015 file photo shows a general view of Nationals Park in Washington, DC.

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

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

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

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

    This photo provided by the Baltimore Sun Media Group shows John McNamara, reporter and editor at the Capital Gazette, who was killed by a gunman at the paper's newsroom on June 28, 2018.
    Photo credit: Baltimore Sun Media Group

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