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Man held without bond in Cecil County girl's death

Friday - 6/14/2013, 2:21pm  ET

This image provided by the Maryland State Police shows Richard E. Madden Jr. Maryland State Police charged Madden, 29, with murder and rape Thursday, June 13, 2013, in the death of a 10-year-old Kami Ring of Cecil County. Authorities said biological evidence linked Madden to the killing, and that Ring died of blunt force trauma and asphyxia. (AP Photo/Maryland State Police)

ELKTON, Md. -- A man charged with the rape and murder of a 10-year-old Cecil County girl has been ordered held without bond following a bail review hearing.

Friday's bail hearing means 29-year-old Richard E. Madden Jr. will remain in custody on charges of assaulting and killing Kami Ring.

Madden is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on July 12.

Authorities say Ring died of blunt force trauma and asphyxia. Her body was found Monday evening in a field near a Port Deposit home where she'd been staying with a couple whom she considered her grandparents, even though they were not biologically related to the child. Madden is the couple's son.


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