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Son Of Former Bush Aide Allegedly Killed Man In Dispute Over Drug Sales

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Allen remains in prison after last week's hatchet killing in Gaithersburg.
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Allen remains in prison after last week's hatchet killing in Gaithersburg.

Montgomery County police say the son of a former aide to President George W. Bush told officers he killed a man with a hatchet in a dispute over drug sales.

Claude A. Allen III remains behind bars as his attorneys waived his right to a bond review hearing. The 20-year-old man from Gaithersburg is charged with murder.

Police say in charging documents that Allen initially said he was attacked by a hatchet-wielding man and that he wrestled away the weapon. Police say he later revised his statement saying victim, 25 year old Michael Phillip Harvey, was not armed The killing occurred at the Gaithersburg home that property records show is owned by Allen

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