Delusional FBI Agent Plotted to Kill 'Cheating' Wife, Boss

He thought wife was Dallas FBI chief's lover
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 27, 2010 5:24 AM CDT
Ortiz is accused of threatening to kill Dallas FBI chief Robert Casey.   (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

(Newser) – An FBI agent who believed his estranged wife was having an affair with the head of the FBI's Dallas field office stockpiled guns and plotted to kill them both, authorities say. Carlos Ortiz—who was fired, and then arrested this week—had 37 weapons in his home and had told a friend that he planned to shoot his wife and "cut her eyes out," a federal court was told yesterday.

Ortiz has been charged with threatening to kill a federal law enforcement officer, the Dallas Morning News reports. An FBI spokesman says there's no truth to Ortiz's accusation that his wife, an FBI analyst, was having an affair with his boss. Ortiz was an FBI agent for 21 years, despite repeated allegations of spousal abuse and several bouts of erratic behavior, including two armed standoffs with police.

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