A man wanted in the slaying of his estranged wife and the wounding of her two nieces in Berkeley County has been returned to South Carolina from Maryland, sheriff's deputies said Wednesday.

Darryl Flowers, a 36-year-old native New Yorker, was charged with murder, two counts of attempted murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime after the June 4 shootings, the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office said.

The body of Tammy Flowers was found on her doorstep and the 13- and 15-year-old nieces were discovered inside Tammy Flowers' Elmwood Place home, authorities said. The nieces were taken to an area hospital and were in fair condition Wednesday night, deputies said.

Darryl Flowers was seen leaving Elmwood Place, sparking a manhunt. He was eventually stopped in a stolen SUV in Maryland by State Police and attempted to slit his neck and wrists before being taken into custody, troopers said.

Flowers was taken to a Maryland hospital to recover, then transferred to the Baltimore City Detention Center.

He is now at the Berkeley County jail awaiting a bond hearing Thursday in Moncks Corner.

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