COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – A soldier accused of killing his girlfriend after a Valentine’s Day quarrel has been returned to Colorado to face charges.

Sgt. Montrell Mayo is scheduled to appear by video at a court hearing in Colorado Springs Friday.

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He’s suspected in the Feb. 14 strangulation death of Cpl. Kimberly Walker. Acquaintances of Mayo told police that Walker was visiting Mayo at the time. She was found dead in a Colorado Springs motel.

Mayo is from Greenville, S.C., and is stationed at Fort Carson outside Colorado Springs. Walker was from Cincinnati and was stationed at Fort Riley, Kan.

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Mayo surrendered in Greenville on Feb. 17 after a murder warrant was issued. He was returned to Colorado on Thursday.

He hasn’t been formally charged. It’s not known whether he has an attorney.

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