Lawyers for DELPHI murder suspect Richard Allen have claimed that the two victims were sacrificed as part of a cult ritual.
Allen was held at the Westville Correctional Facility ahead of his trial in January 2024 for the murders of Abigail Williams and Liberty German.
The bodies of the two teenagers who disappeared in Indiana on Valentine’s Day 2017 were found on a hiking trail the next day.
The case remained unsolved for several years until Allen was named a suspect in 2022.
Police were able to link Allen to the crime scene based on witness statements and Snapchat footage found on German’s phone.
He was arrested in October 2022, around the time a raid was carried out on his home.
But now his lawyers have asked the judge in the case to throw out evidence collected at Allen’s home.
In court documents seen by The US Sun on Monday, Allen’s lawyers have claimed the search of his home was unconstitutional and that prosecutors failed to provide crucial information in their search warrant application
The lawyers claimed that the most important detail left out of the arrest warrant was a connection between the murders and an Odinism cult, adding that there was no evidence linking Allen to Odinism, pagan religions or white nationalist groups bring connection.
However, they claimed that German and Williams were “ritually sacrificed” by members of “Odinism,” a pagan Nordic religion and white nationalist group.
In the documents, the lawyers said many of the Westville Correctional Facility guards were members of the “Odinite cult” and “threatened, intimidated and psychologically abused” Allen. WLFI reported.
The documents also point to four other people as suspects, but police have never named them as persons of interest in the case.
Among them, according to the documents, was an Odinite cult member whose son was reportedly dating Williams.
This person is said to have posted images replicating the crime scene on social media.
According to the documents, another man from a nearby town confessed to the murders to his sister.
Two other people were also involved in the murders, Allen’s lawyers claimed.
They wrote that the ongoing investigation was “a complete failure in prosecuting the Odinist suspects, despite compelling evidence of Odinist involvement in the murders.”
The legal team claimed the suspects were named in a 12-page “Odin Report” prepared by an Indiana State Police trooper.
The lawyers claimed the report was ignored by investigators.
The soldier was quoted in the documents as saying: “It struck me as almost bordering on a satanic type of worship and sacrifice, but I couldn’t really wrap my head around it.”
The documents also say that an 85-page report by another investigator claimed that the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit found that “the individuals responsible for the murders were involved in Nordic beliefs.”
However, Indiana State Police investigators have said the FBI never made such a determination.
Allen’s jury trial is scheduled for January 8, 2024.