Prosecutors said in court Tuesday that accused Delphi killer, Richard Allen, may have had an accomplice in the 2017 murders of Libby German, 14, and Abby Williams, 13.
According to NBC 13, prosecutors told the court that Allen may not have acted alone in the killing, although they didn’t mention names of any other suspect or person of interest.
“We believe Richard Allen is not the only actor involved in this,” prosecutors said Tuesday morning at a Carroll County hearing.
The hearing was to establish whether Allen would get bail and whether sealed charging documents in the case would be unsealed.
Biggest news that came out of this morning’s hearing about sealed records in the #Delphi murder case is this statement by the prosecutor. “We believe Richard Allen is not the only actor involved in this.” #wthr
— Bob Segall (@BobSegallWTHR) November 22, 2022
Special Judge Fran Gull of Allen County decided to postpone the ruling concerning both the documents and bail. The judge set a bail hearing for February and will “release an order at a future time” in concerns to charging documents.
Allen’s defense lawyers have been pushing for his release “on his own recognizance or in the alternative to set a reasonable bail,” adding, “because neither the proof of guilt is evident, nor the presumption of guilt strong.”
“Our client is the wrong guy,” defense lawyer Andrew Baldwin said, adding that the sealed affidavit is “flimsy” and Allen maintains his innocence.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, the Delphi Double Homicide Task Force took Allen into custody on October 28. He’s been charged with two counts of murder in connection with the deaths of Libby and Abby.
Both girls were found murdered near the Monon High Bridge in Delphi on February 14, 2017, after taking an outing to the bridge the day prior. The outing was only meant for a few hours; when the girls failed to return, family members contacted police.
One of the girls, likely sensing danger, recorded the man’s voice on her cellphone prior to the murders. She also managed to take a photo and record a small clip of the suspect. Although his face isn’t clear in the picture, it was enough to give authorities a general description. Since then, they’ve been poring through thousands of tips, leading to Allen’s arrest.
Meanwhile, detectives continue to ask anyone who may have additional information to email email@example.com or call 765-822-3535.
“This investigation is still very ongoing. We are keeping the tip line open, not only about Richard Allen but any other person,” Carroll County Prosecutor Nick McLeland previously said. “We cannot talk about the evidence in the probable cause or the charging information … today’s about Abby and Libby, focusing on them.”
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[Featured image: Richard Allen/ISP; Abby (R) and Libby (l)/Handout]