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Press Release

Maryland Woman Indicted on Murder-For-Hire Charge

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Maryland

Baltimore, Maryland – A federal grand jury has indicted Susan Anderson, age 56, of Elkton, Maryland, on charges related to a murder-for-hire. The indictment was returned on May 11, 2017.


The indictment was announced by Acting United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Stephen M. Schenning and Special Agent in Charge Gordon B. Johnson of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Baltimore Field Office.


According to the indictment, Anderson allegedly paid someone to commit a murder.


Anderson faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison for the use of interstate commerce facilities in the commission of murder-for-hire; and 20 years for solicitation to commit a crime of violence.


An indictment is not a finding of guilt. An individual charged by indictment is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceedings.


Acting United States Attorney Stephen M. Schenning commended the FBI for their work in the investigation. Mr. Schenning thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney David D. Metcalf, who is prosecuting the case.


Updated May 12, 2017