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Son Of Former Bush Aide Charged With Murder After Hatchet Killing

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Allen is charged with murder in the wake of a hatchet killing in Gaithersburg last week.
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Allen is charged with murder in the wake of a hatchet killing in Gaithersburg last week.

The son of a disgraced aide to president George W. Bush appeared in court this afternoon on a murder charge.

Claude Allen III was charged last Friday for killing a man with a hatchet at a home in Gaithersburg. Records show that home is owned by his father Claude Allen, who was an aide to President Bush until 2006 when he plead guilty to theft.

Montgomery County police say the younger Allen called 911 last week to say he had killed a man who had tried to break into the Gaithersburg home. But officers say they determined there wasn't a break-in attempt and that Allen and the victim knew each other.

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