Update in Delphi murder case as prosecutors issue urgent inquiry on suspect Richard Allen
Prosecutors in the trial of Delphi’s alleged killer, Richard Allen, have made arguments for a special motion.
According to court documents, the Caroll County Attorney in Delphi, Indiana, opposes bail for Allen.
Prosecutors allege that Allen was presented with enough evidence to maintain his murder charge, which adds up to “strong and obvious evidence of guilt.”
Allen’s lawyers questioned “evidence of guilt” and supported his release after he was arrested in October in connection with the deaths of Libby German, 14, and Abigail Williams, 13.
The two eighth graders were found dead near an abandoned railroad in Delphi, Indiana, in February 2017.
Attorneys Brad Rozzi and Andrew Baldwin said they advocated unsealing the court documents in the Allen case.
With the documents they hoped to get “tips that would help us to prove his innocence”.
A bail hearing is scheduled for February 17, at which future trial dates will also be discussed.
Back in January, Judge Frances Gull ruled that the jury will be from Allen County after determining that finding an impartial jury in Carroll County would be too difficult.
In that case, a gag order was issued, Gull said at the first hearing.
Lawyers, police officers and family members are not allowed to speak publicly about the case.
In the meantime, legal departments are only allowed to speak to the media on procedural issues.
Allen, 50, has been charged with two counts of murdering the teenage girls whose bodies were found in 2017 after the friends went for a walk on the Delphi Historic Trails.
He is a married father and a qualified pharmacy technician who worked for years at a CVS store in the heart of the city.
Allen has denied involvement in the girls’ deaths and has pleaded not guilty.
It was never revealed how Libby and Abby were killed, although the two girls’ bodies were reportedly “put up” and items of clothing taken from them as trophies.
Police have not yet released any information about the evidence leading to his arrest.
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