By Mike Hellgren

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — An Army sergeant has been found guilty of killing his estranged wife three years ago.

Stationed at Fort Meade, 24-year-old Karlyn Ramirez was shot to death in August 2015 at her off-base townhouse in Severn.

Maliek Kearney was found guilty of interstate travel to commit domestic violence resulting in the death of Karlyn Ramirez, and for using, carrying, and possessing a firearm during the commission of a crime of violence.

Next to Ramirez’s body, police found her four-month-old daughter unharmed. It took police, the FBI and Army a year to charge her estranged husband with the crime.

Prosecutors allege — as their marriage crumbled — Kearney traveled from Fort Jackson in South Carolina where he was stationed, to his wife’s home in Severn. They say he shot her three times at close range. She had an active protective order against him at the time.

Kearney’s mistress, Dolores Delgado, took the stand for the prosecution and spoke about the plot to kill Ramirez.

Delgado reached a plea deal with the government regarding her involvement in the crime that spares her the death penalty.

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