Monday, August 12, 2019

The Murder of Karlyn Ramirez

source: Investigation Discovery

Karlyn Ramirez (24) was murdered by her estranged husband, Maliek Kearney (then 37) on August 24th, 2015. Both Karlyn and Maliek were soldiers in the US Army, and they had a four-month-old daughter together. At the time of Karlyn’s death, she and Maliek were stationed at two different places. Karlyn was stationed at Fort Meade and lived in Severn, Maryland. Maliek was stationed in Fort Jackson, South Carolina. 

Karlyn and Maliek had a very rocky relationship, even though they had only been married for five weeks. Prior to her death, Karlyn told Maliek she wanted a divorce. Maliek was angry at Karlyn’s request for divorce, even though he was already having an affair with Dolores Delgado (then 33).

Dolores Delgado. (source: CBS News)

Dolores was also a member of the US Army. She had met Maliek while serving back in 2007. The two also had a tumultuous relationship. At some point, Maliek confided in Dolores about his plans for Karlyn. He allegedly told Dolores that he was going to kill Karlyn unless Karlyn ended up reconciling with him. Together, Maliek and Dolores began to put this plan in motion.

On the day of Karlyn’s death, Dolores gave Maliek a gun and allowed him to borrow her car to drive to Karlyn’s home. She also agreed to lie to investigators by telling them that Maliek was with her at the time Karlyn was killed. 

Dolores claimed that she thought Maliek and Karlyn would actually end up reconciling, but instead Maliek did what he originally planned to do and shot Karlyn multiple times. Karlyn’s body was found by the police the next day, with their four-month-old baby laying in her arms. The baby was fortunately not harmed.

In the months following Karlyn’s death, Maliek allegedly cozied up to Karlyn’s family as he played the role of the grieving widower. Dolores was quite uncomfortable with this, and she had allegedly grown fearful of Maliek after he committed the murder. Still, the two continued to have a sexual relationship.

In fact, their relationship continued up until they were finally arrested in October 2016. It took investigators over a year to gather enough evidence to charged not only Maliek for Karlyn’s murder, but Dolores for being an accomplice to the murder as well.

On August 8th, 2017, Dolores pleaded guilty to being an accomplice in Karlyn’s murder. She was sentenced to 17 years in prison. Dolores also agreed to testify against Maliek at his trial. During Dolores' testimony, she once again confessed to providing Maliek with a gun, car, and alibi while he murdered his wife. She also admitted to giving Maliek extra gas cans so he would not have to stop at a gas station during his road trip to Karlyn's residence. 

On August 9th, 2018, the jury found Maliek guilty of crossing state lines to commit domestic violence resulting in the death of Karlyn Ramirez. He was sentenced to life in prison. 

Maliek Kearney. (source: People)


  1. Malika is evil and a devil's advocate. How can he killed his daughter's mum.No conscience.I pitied the daughter. How wld the daughter feels when she would find out her dad killed her mother.i can't forgive dat crime.

  2. I thought the same thing, when I saw she was with a black guy I said, bad news

    1. So your saying because she was with a "black man" you thought it was bad news? That's literally the pettiest excuse ever. This mans color did NOT cause him to murder his wife, his clearly unstable mental health did. You're just plain goofy..take a look back into the most vicious and disgusting murderers, All of the top serial killers, and you let me know how many of them are black mmkay. Nettie you take your racist a** on somewhere and i wish i could say ill pray for you but with the attitude you have about ones race, i never will. You and your many other racist friends have reserved yourselves a seat in hell. But im sure that you also feel that might be "cool" given your thoughts towards humanity. Furthermore, Fuck Off.

  3. What kind of woman is aware that her boyfriend has a wife and then knowingly takes part in his plans to get back with his wife and knowingly helps him kill his wife when those plans fall through???