New filings have been made in the Delphi double murders case, with authorities arresting and charging Mitch Westerman for the unauthorized distribution of crucial crime scene evidence. Westerman, a former coffee drinking buddy of his former boss, defense attorney Andrew Baldwin, admitted to taking photographs of crime scene pictures with his cell phone. Investigators allege that Westerman passed on the photographs to a Delphi Facebook poster, who then distributed them to other Delphi social media followers.
The incident occurred when Westerman visited defense attorney Andrew Baldwin in late summer and was told to wait in a conference room. It was there that he spotted crime scene photographs depicting the bodies of Abby Williams and Libby German near the Monon High Bridge outside of Delphi in February 2017. The unauthorized distribution of these photographs led to outrage and the eventual resignations of Richard Allen’s attorneys, Baldwin and Bradley Rosie.
The offense of unauthorized distribution of crime scene photographs is considered a misdemeanor conversion, which involves knowingly or intentionally exerting unauthorized control over another person’s property. If convicted, Westerman could face a fine of up to $5,000 or a year in jail. Westerman has already bonded out of the Johnson County Jail.