2nd man indicted in 1992 slaying of businessman Alland

THE BALTIMORE SUN

A federal grand jury indicted a second man yesterday in the killing of Baltimore businessman J. Schuyler "Sky" Alland.

Robert Patrick Gray, 25, of the first block of Vintage Court in Cockeysville, was charged in a six-count indictment with premeditated murder, felony murder, kidnapping and robbery.

Mr. Gray confessed his role in the killing to a U.S. Park Police investigator, according to an affidavit filed earlier this month in U.S. District Court in Baltimore.

According to the affidavit: After staking out the parking lot of Mr. Alland's business numerous times, Mr. Gray and John G. Bridges of Norfolk, Va., approached the executive Feb. 18, 1992, as he was leaving work. They abducted him as he was getting into his BMW, then drove the car to the grounds of the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, where Mr. Alland was forced from the car and shot once in the head.

Mr. Gray said Mr. Bridges pulled the trigger, according to the affidavit.

The theft of the $80,0000 car was the apparent motive, police said.

Mr. Bridges was a telemarketer for Sky Alland Research briefly in 1989.

He was arrested in April and charged with first-degree murder.

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