BALTIMORE (AP) — A U.S. Army sergeant has been sentenced to life in federal prison for killing his wife, who was an Army soldier.
A judge on Friday sentenced 37-year-old Sgt. Maliek Kearney to life without the possibility of parole. He was convicted in August.
Kearney of San Antonio, Texas, traveled to Maryland in August 2015 to kill his wife, 24-year-old Pfc. Karlyn Ramirez. Prosecutors say Ramirez, assigned to Fort Meade in Maryland, was found fatally shot at her home with their 4-month-old daughter by her body, unharmed.
The couple had separated and she had a protective order against Kearney.