Delphi murders: ‘Reason to believe’ Richard Allen didn’t act alone, prosecutor says
Prosecutor tells judge investigators think others were involved in 2017 murders of teens Abby Williams, Libby German. Defense: 'Wrong guy.' Judge weighs unsealing court documents tied to charges
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As Carroll County Prosecutor Nick McLeland defended a request to keep charging documents sealed against murder suspect Richard Allen, he told a judge Tuesday that he wanted to protect witnesses in a case he said wasn’t closed, yet – and likely had other people involved in the 2017 killings of Delphi teens Abby Williams and Libby German.
“We have reason to believe Richard Allen is not the only person involved,” McLeland told Special Judge Fran Gull during a hearing in Carroll Circuit Court.
That was the first time since investigators announced charges against Allen that McLeland specifically acknowledged that Allen could be just one piece of the puzzle police have been trying to put together since Abby and Libby, eighth-graders from Delphi, were found dead near the Monon High Bridge trail in February 2017.
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