Judge Frankel, who is overseeing the Delphi double murders case involving Richard Allen, has been in and out of the hospital for several weeks. This development has raised questions about whether she should continue presiding over the high-profile case. Court officials have confirmed that Judge Frankel was hospitalized on November 2nd due to an urgent medical condition, just two days after Allen’s last court appearance. Allen is charged with the murders of Abby Williams and Libby German in 2017.
Following her hospitalization, Judge Frankel has been working from home and her court calendar has been handled by other judges. The next hearing in the case is scheduled for January. It remains unclear how or if the judge’s absence will impact the pending Delphi trial.
In addition to the judge’s hospitalization, there has been legal back-and-forth in the Delphi case, including a dispute between the judge and Allen’s original defense team. Legal experts have expressed concerns that the infighting and explosive allegations in the case could hinder the pursuit of justice for both Richard Allen and the victims, Abby and Libby.
The Delphi double murders case has been marked by highly unusual events since Allen’s arrest over a year ago. Experts emphasize that the ongoing saga between Allen’s original defense team and the judge, along with other developments, have further complicated the pursuit of justice in this case.