Abby & Libby - The Delphi Murders - Richard Allen Arrested - #181

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Welcome back to the Delphi Murders discussion thread.

On the afternoon of Feb. 13th, 2017, best friends Abigail Williams and Liberty German were dropped off at a bridge in the town of Delphi. On Feb 14th their bodies were discovered around noon about 50 feet from the north bank of Deer Creek which is about 0.5 miles from the bridge.

Richard Allen has been arrested and charged with the murders of Abby and Libby
ISP page dedicated to the investigation (includes audio of suspect)

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Anyone with information about this case, no matter how insignificant, is encouraged to call the Delphi Homicide Investigation Tip Line at
(844) 459-5786.

Information can also be reported by calling the Indiana State Police at(800) 382-7537, or the Carroll County Sheriff's Department at (765) 564-2413.

Information can also be emailed to Abbyandlibbytip@cacoshrf.com


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I have not seen any indication that the D is planning on using RA's mental health as a defense for him committing the crimes. They've acknowledged that he has a long history of depression, for which he's sought treatment for in the past, but he was otherwise a normal functioning human being in society.

The D have really only brought issue with mid-March through June of 2023. If, during that time, he was being medicated irregularly, or even just while trying to adjust dosages, it doesn't seem unreasonable to argue that he was not in a healthy state of mind for reliable conveying of facts. Whether his "confessions" were valid during that time should be a consideration once the timeline and clinical information is known, as it would be for anyone else experiencing a mental health crisis. Jmo.

If RA had indeed seen a lot of the discovery, and knew about the CS/autopsy, that also could play a factor in what he appeared to have knowledge of. There's way too much we don't know. The State said they have a strong case, so I think that evidence can speak for itself at trial, without confessions given under questionable conditions. Even if they are straight up accurate confessions, why risk it if the other evidence is as strong as the State says it is? Jmo.
 
I posted to the old thread right before it closed.
I was responding to Mr Jitty. In the analysis of the latest motion to suppress.
I think defense has laid out that RA was confessing his crimes from March to June 2023. We know he confessed to his wife and mother on April 4. At some point they are starting his mental health entered a state of psychosis. They do not give is the dates of this mental state or the dates of all the confessions. Imo
I am not confident that his psychosis lasted more than a few weeks ( or was genuine). IMO the only confessions that could be considered to be surpressed would have to be proven to have occurred during that time. JMO
Any confessions made outside that period should be presented to jury. Jmo
Defense failed to provide the time or his psychosis in relations to the time and frequency of his confessions.IMO
IMO the motion is vague and sloppy. IMO it’s not even directed to the court or appellate. It’s too ambiguous.
 
I have not seen any indication that the D is planning on using RA's mental health as a defense for him committing the crimes. They've acknowledged that he has a long history of depression, for which he's sought treatment for in the past, but he was otherwise a normal functioning human being in society.

The D have really only brought issue with mid-March through June of 2023. If, during that time, he was being medicated irregularly, or even just while trying to adjust dosages, it doesn't seem unreasonable to argue that he was not in a healthy state of mind for reliable conveying of facts. Whether his "confessions" were valid during that time should be a consideration once the timeline and clinical information is known, as it would be for anyone else experiencing a mental health crisis. Jmo.

If RA had indeed seen a lot of the discovery, and knew about the CS/autopsy, that also could play a factor in what he appeared to have knowledge of. There's way too much we don't know. The State said they have a strong case, so I think that evidence can speak for itself at trial, without confessions given under questionable conditions. Even if they are straight up accurate confessions, why risk it if the other evidence is as strong as the State says it is? Jmo.


Thats not been proven though and until trial we won’t know. The fact the defense wants them excluded like the bullet would indicate they are worried they prove guilt.

The reverse also holds true why does the defense want them excluded if they can prove beyond a reasonable that he wasn’t in his right mind? So let the prosecution use them if they ain’t worried.

IMO
 
Thats not been proven though and until trial we won’t know. The fact the defense wants them excluded like the bullet would indicate they are worried they prove guilt.

The reverse also holds true why does the defense want them excluded if they can prove beyond a reasonable that he wasn’t in his right mind? So let the prosecution use them if they ain’t worried.

IMO
True enough. I feel like the D is just doing their job. If they sat back and didn't bring up mental health concerns, his incarceration issues as opposed to other pretrial detainees, lines of investigations perhaps not as fully looked into as could have been, etc, the D would not be fulfilling their duties. If the State can push back against all these arguments and prove their point, it's all the stronger a case for them. Jmo.
 
I'm sorry but this is just another tactic for the D to try and get the confessions thrown out IMO. The D themselves have said that the times they met with RA he was helpful, respectful, communicative and in general good spirits. That would have been from Nov - April.

The D Motion states that RA had been treated for depression at some points in his life. That's very different than psychosis and other debilitating mental illness conditions. I'd love to know the numbers of the population in general that have been treated for depression at some point, especially after COVID. Times got hard for a lot of people.

I personally know 7 individuals that take an anti depressant, they are highly functioning, not slobbering, paper and poo eating, non sleeping eating individuals. They don't go around confessing to murders they obviously didn't commit.

I have no judgement against anyone with a mental health issue period. I am grateful to see that over the last few years people are actually talking about it without stigma. That's the way it should be, because there is no shame in it.

What I do find quite odd and coincidental is that RA wasn't showing any signs of this severe psychosis, or mental break until AFTER the discovery dump of the State's evidence. He made confessions to his wife and mother which we will learn the context of at trial. Then he became severely mentally ill from that time up until June, when he went back to his 'normal' actions.

The Westville DOC will have mental health records for RA, especially if he came into the prison already on medication. They are licensed Doctors, Nurses, and Psychiatrists who must follow the Hippocratic Oath and I find it hard to believe they would intentionally drug or misdrug a defendant. Again, a conspiracy bridge too far.

The D wants to garner sympathy for RA again after the Odin angle wimped out and they need those darn, pesky confessions thrown out. What better way to do this with the added benefit of righteous indignation if you dare even question RA's mental health status. Win/Win for the Defense, or so they think.

Lori Vallow and Leticia Stauch are just 2 of the recent cases that tried to blame their actions on mental defect. It didn't work for them. Sometimes people are just bad. Period. There is no explaining it.

MOO
 
Thats not been proven though and until trial we won’t know. The fact the defense wants them excluded like the bullet would indicate they are worried they prove guilt.

The reverse also holds true why does the defense want them excluded if they can prove beyond a reasonable that he wasn’t in his right mind? So let the prosecution use them if they ain’t worried.

IMO

Good point.
If the defense felt these specific “false” confessions would exonerate RA by countering any others he may have made, they would wait for trial and show it to the jury.
I’m guessing they didn’t do that because there are plenty of other confessions that contain zero mistakes and, more importantly I think, at least a handful of confessions that contain very detailed information only the killer would know.
They need all the confessions ruled out because their piddly “false” confessions will be annihilated by the truth out of RA’s own mouth.
Interesting I think, that RA has been in many ways the State’s star witness. He put himself at the trails at the perfect time. Later he admitted to actually being on the bridge as Libby and Abby were headed to the bridge. Then RA says he left. He had to walk up the same path the girls were on walking toward the bridge yet he says he never saw them. Hmmmmmm.
Then RA confesses to his wife and mother and others.
I sat on the fence for a long time, admittedly leaning toward RA being the killer, but I was still on the fence. Not anymore. RA is guilty because he says he is.
 
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True enough. I feel like the D is just doing their job. If they sat back and didn't bring up mental health concerns, his incarceration issues as opposed to other pretrial detainees, lines of investigations perhaps not as fully looked into as could have been, etc, the D would not be fulfilling their duties. If the State can push back against all these arguments and prove their point, it's all the stronger a case for them. Jmo.
I think they are probably also concerned about how much discovery she will allow them to introduce. Based on her previous actions, IMO... as little as possible. If they were giving odds on the judge agreeing to suppress those confessions, I think they would be pretty close to 0.

At least it's on the record. Right here:

04/11/2024Motion to Suppress Filed
Motion to Suppress Statements
Filed By: Allen, Richard M.
File Stamp: 04/11/2024
04/11/2024Memorandum/Brief Filed
Memorandum of Law in Support of Defendant Allen's Motion to Suppress
Filed By: Allen, Richard M.
File Stamp: 04/11/2024
 
The D Motion states that RA had been treated for depression at some points in his life. That's very different than psychosis and other debilitating mental illness conditions. I'd love to know the numbers of the population in general that have been treated for depression at some point, especially after COVID. Times got hard for a lot of people.
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In 2 words? A lot. In much mo' words?:

In 2014, Mental Health America (MHA) created the Online Screening Program (www.mhascreening.org), a collection of 10 free, anonymous, confidential, and clinically validated screens that are among the most commonly used mental health screening tools in clinical settings. Since its launch, over 14 million people have taken a screen to check their mental health concerns online, making this program the nation’s largest ongoing, real-time mental health early identification program.

In 2021, over 5.4 million (N=5,441,125) people took a mental health screen, representing a nearly 500% increase over the number of people who completed a screening in 2019 and a 103% increase over 2020.

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Old news (early on in the pandemic):

In the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, global prevalence of anxiety and depression increased by a massive 25%, according to a scientific brief released by the World Health Organization (WHO) today.

 
Thats not been proven though and until trial we won’t know. The fact the defense wants them excluded like the bullet would indicate they are worried they prove guilt.

The reverse also holds true why does the defense want them excluded if they can prove beyond a reasonable that he wasn’t in his right mind? So let the prosecution use them if they ain’t worried.

IMO
Excluding information, for a defense attorney, is just the name of the game. Otherwise, it really is ineffective assistance of counsel. You want to make it as hard as possible for the prosecution to convict. None of this "well, we will let it in and not worry about it" stuff.
 
To me there have been no ups, only downs.
It feels like I was pushed off that bridge over 7 years ago and haven't hit the bottom yet.
Truly
It’s been down the hill over and over again.
May these girls get justice in the only form of we can offer.
IMO RA is the guy and he did it because he could and he liked it. JMO
I wouldn’t be surprised if this wasn’t the first time. JMO
IMO it was just the first time he got caught by someone wiser than small town cops that don’t have much experience in gruesome child murders by strangers.
MOO
 
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