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

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).

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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