Second Person Charged in Death of Retired FBI Agent in Maryland

A second person has been arrested and charged in the death earlier this year of a retired FBI special agent.

Laurel police previously charged Anne Reed Allen, 62, in the death of her estranged husband, Scott Alan Horn, 62.

Police said they arrested Jason Allen Byrd, 42, of Westminster. He is charged with first-degree murder, second-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder and the use of a handgun in a crime of violence.

Police said Byrd is an acquaintance of that family who did work as a handyman. An online court record did not list an attorney for Byrd.

Detectives said Horn was found dead on March 16 in the yard of his home in Laurel. Authorities said Horn had major trauma to his upper body.

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