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Duo to return to Maryland to face trial in soldier's death

Duo to return to Maryland to face trial in soldier's death
Karlyn S. Ramirez, was found shot to death at her home on Aug. 25, 2015 in Severn. Federal law enforcement officials charged her husband in her death Thursday. (Courtesy Photo / Capital Gazette)

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A federal judge has ordered that a soldier stationed in San Antonio and his girlfriend be returned to Maryland to face charges related to the shooting death of his wife, a fellow soldier.

Army Sgt. Maliek Kearney, 35, was denied bail during a court hearing Tuesday, The San Antonio Express-News reports (http://bit.ly/2ePijb2).

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Kearney's girlfriend, 31-year-old Dolores Delgado, waived her bail hearing Tuesday.

Federal prosecutors in Maryland have indicted Kearney and Delgado each on a charge of interstate travel to commit domestic violence resulting in death.

Police say 24-year-old Pfc. Karlyn Ramirez was fatally shot in her townhome near Fort Meade, Maryland, in August 2015.

During Tuesday's hearing, an FBI agent testified the couple's 5-month-old daughter was placed in Ramirez's arms by Kearney after he shot her. The infant was unharmed.

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Information from: San Antonio Express-News, http://www.mysanantonio.com

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