Attorneys for Delphi homicide suspect Richard Allen now declare the 2 teenage women he’s charged with killing have been really “ritualistically sacrificed” by a racist pagan cult.
“Members of a pagan Norse faith, referred to as Odinism, hijacked by white nationalists, ritualistically sacrificed Abigail Williams and Liberty German,” the brand new submitting Monday mentioned of the 2017 victims, aged 13 and 15 respectively.
“Nothing, completely nothing, hyperlinks Richard Allen to Odinism or any non secular cult,” claimed the submitting obtained by CBS News.
The 136-page submitting claims that two teams of Odinists — one native to Delphi and one other greater than 120 miles away in Rushville, additionally Indiana — have been investigated over the February 2017 murders, Scripps News said.
The white nationalist cult might have focused the ladies as a result of one among their mother and father was in a mixed-race relationship, Allen’s attorneys Andrew Baldwin and Brad Rozzi claimed within the submitting.
A number of pagan symbols have been additionally left on the crime scene, together with the best way Libby German’s physique was positioned, Allen’s attorneys alleged.
The protection highlighted 92 the explanation why the homicide couldn’t have been carried out by one man, and pointed to alleged sightings of Allen earlier than the killings, which might have given him solely an hour and 17 minutes for the murders to occur, noted 21 Alive News.
“Legislation enforcement’s failure to actively pursue the apparent hyperlinks between the crime scene and Odinism is confounding,” the protection workforce wrote within the submitting.
The 2 teenagers had disappeared whereas mountain climbing the Monon Excessive Bridge Path on Feb. 13, 2017. Their our bodies have been found off the path a day later.
Allen, 50, was charged in October 2022 after an evaluation concluded a 40-caliber spherical that was discovered between Abby and Libby’s our bodies had come from a gun he owned.
He confessed a number of instances to the murders in jail telephone calls to his spouse and mom, in accordance with earlier court docket paperwork.
Nonetheless, Allen’s attorneys declare he was “monitored, intimidated, and mentally abused” at Westville Correctional Facility by corrections officers who have been Odinists — together with one allegedly carrying a patch saying, “In Odin We Belief.”
The court docket paperwork additionally allege the Carroll County sheriff lied concerning the timeline of the killings and different particulars with a purpose to get hold of a search warrant for Allen’s house.
The attorneys requested an Indiana choose to toss proof collected throughout the search, claiming the search warrant was based mostly on fault possible trigger.
Allen has pleaded not responsible to each homicide fees. His attorneys try to get the ballistics excluded from the trial, which is scheduled to start out on Jan. 8, 2024.
The Carroll County prosecutor’s workplace didn’t reply to messages concerning the submitting, CBS Information mentioned.