Two arrested in slaying of Fort Meade soldier
The husband of an Army private shot to death in her Severn townhouse last year was arrested Thursday and charged with her death, federal officials said Friday. Law enforcement officials arrested Maliek Kearney, 35, and Dolores Delgado, 31, both of San Antonio. They were picked up two days after they were indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of interstate travel to commit domestic violence, in the death of Karlyn Ramirez. The indictment was unsealed upon their arrest in San Antonio on Thursday. “The indictment alleges that Maliek Kearney and Dolores Delgado conspired to murder Karlyn Ramirez, a U.S. Army private first class based at Fort Meade, Maryland,” U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein said in a prepared statement. “I am grateful to the police and prosecutors who have been working tirelessly to pursue justice in this case.” According to the indictment, Kearney and Delgado traveled from South Carolina to Maryland on Aug. 24, 2015, to kill Ramirez. Ramirez was found the following morning in her home in the 8000 block of Millstone Court, located in the Lake Village Townhomes rental complex. Maintenance workers alerted police after finding a glass door of the home was left open. Also inside the townhouse was Ramirez and Kearney’s 5-month-old daughter. The child was unharmed and later placed with Ramirez’s parents. Kearney and Delgado face a maximum sentence of life in prison. They had an initial appearance Thursday in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas in San Antonio. Both were ordered held pending detention hearings.