Defense attorneys for Richard Allen, the man charged with the murders of Abigail Williams and Liberty German in Delphi, Indiana, in 2017, have filed documents claiming that members of a white nationalist group are responsible for the girls’ deaths. Attorneys Andrew Baldwin and Brad Rozzi submitted a 136-page document alleging that Abby, 13, and Libby, 14, were killed by Odinists, a pagan Norse religion and white nationalist group.
According to the defense’s filing, two groups of Odinists, one from the Delphi area and one from Rushville, Indiana, were investigated for their potential involvement in the crimes. However, the defense claims they were never informed about these investigations or the related documents. The defense also asserts that investigators discovered multiple ritualistic symbols at the crime scene, including the positioning of Libby’s body.
The defense argues that the Odinist group had a motive to kill the girls due to one of their parents dating someone of another race. Additionally, the defense outlines 92 reasons why they believe the murders of Libby and Abby could not have been committed by a single person.
Based on the facts presented in their filing, the defense claims that the search warrant served on Allen’s property was “defective.” They have requested a Franks hearing, alleging that a detective involved in the investigation lied to obtain the search warrant. If the court determines that the warrant was obtained unlawfully, any evidence obtained from the search would be inadmissible.
Furthermore, the defense has requested the immediate transfer of Allen from the Westville Correctional Facility, citing threats to his life from members of the Odinist group who allegedly work within the facility. The defense claims to have observed “In Odin We Trust” patches on prison workers’ uniforms. They also state that Allen mentioned threats from “Odinites” during one of their interviews, which they had not previously discussed with him.
The court will now review the defense’s filings and consider their requests for a Franks hearing and Allen’s transfer from the correctional facility.