Authorities in Maryland arrested the estranged wife of an FBI agent who in March was found dead in the front yard of his home.
Anne Reed Allen, 62, was charged with first-degree murder, second-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and the use of a handgun in a crime of violence in connection with the death of Scott Alan Horn, NBC Washington reported.
The 62-year-old retired special agent with the FBI was found unresponsive with major trauma to his upper body outside of his Laurel home on Patuxent Road just before 9 p.m. on March 16.
Allen’s attorney, Andrew Jezic, maintains that his client is innocent and that she and Horn were not estranged, but working on their marriage.
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“They had filed for divorce and then got back together, and they withdrew their divorce filing,” he told WTOP. “Then they both refiled for divorce and then they got back together. So this was a marriage that had troubles but was a marriage that underway in trying to be repaired.”
He added this was a second or third marriage for both Allen and Horn.
Jezic told the new station he additionally believes there may be another person of interest in the case — a handyman who did odd jobs around the home — but police have not yet confirmed a second suspect.
Allen has pushed back against the charges, with Jezic calling the evidence “circumstantial.”
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“There is no smoking gun, there’s no confession, there’s no text or email that is incriminating whatsoever,” he said. “There’s no DNA or blood, there’s no fingerprints. She’s innocent and we expect to prove that at trial.”
Allen, who has no criminal record, was being held without bond at Prince George’s County Correctional Facility.
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