Soldier from area gets life sentence in wife’s murder
A U.S. Army sergeant from San Antonio has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for killing his wife with his girlfriend’s help.
A judge on Friday also ordered Sgt. Maliek Kearney, 37, to pay $492,800 in restitution to the family of his wife, Karlyn Ramirez. Kearney was convicted in August.
Prosecutors said Kearney traveled from South Carolina to Maryland in 2015 and shot Ramirez, a soldier assigned to Fort Meade, in her home. He tried to make it look as though she had been sexually assaulted, they said. He also put the couple’s 4month-old daughter in her arms.
His girlfriend, Dolores Delgado, also of San Antonio, was sentenced in September to 17 years in prison. Delgado testified at trial that she provided the gun used to kill Ramirez and let Kearney drive her car on the trip to Maryland.
Army Sgt. Maliek Kearney was sentenced to life in prison.