He told the judge at his sentencing hearing that he had lost perspective while working long hours and getting little sleep in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
He’s been a member at Covenant Life Church, an evangelical church in Gaithersburg.
“The very sad story being reported in the news today is the only information we have at this time. We are grieving and praying for the family of the victim, the Allen family and all involved,” church spokesman Don Nalle said in a statement.
The younger Allen was not scheduled to appear in court on Friday.