Crime scene: Investigators gather outside the Maryland property where a man was killed with a hatchet
The son of a former aide to President George W. Bush has been charged with murdering a man with a hatchet at his home.
Claude Alexander Allen III, 20, was arrested on Friday by police after they found the body of Michael Phillip Harvey, 25, in the woods near the Allen family home in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
Records show that the home is owned by Allen's father, Claude A. Allen, a former Bush domestic policy adviser who pleaded guilty to theft in 2006.
A man called 911 around midnight and told police that he killed an intruder after he tried to break in. But authorities determined it wasn't a break-in and that the younger Allen knew Harvey.
Harvey's body was found around 75 yards behind the house but police told the Washington Post
that they believe an altercation occurred and the attack started in a two-car garage.
Montgomery County Police Capt. Jim Daly told the Post it was not clear if the argument moved to the woods or if the man's body was dragged there after he died.
When police arrived at the large white-brick home, Allen was waiting for them but that his parents were not home at the time of the attack.