Abby & Libby - The Delphi Murders - Richard Allen Arrested - #185

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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)

FOR MORE CLICK HERE FOR THE CARROL COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE FACEBOOK PAGE.

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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Case map by skibaboo updated with grayhuze crime flow video

Grayhuze youtube channel
Murder sheet YouTube

Verified Insiders: None in this case at this time. Verified Professional, Member michael.gartley, is a Verified Expert in Imaging Science.

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DO NOT post photos of random individuals (including persons featured in MSM articles about other area crimes) to compare to the images of unidentified suspect on the bridge.

PLEASE DO NOT POST PICTURES OF SEX OFFENDERS!

Do not sleuth family, PERIOD. This includes previous public records which have nothing to do with this case. They are victims here. Plain and simple.

If you feel you have a tip, by all means, phone it in. Do NOT discuss your tip here. Contact the authorities and give them time to follow your lead.

NOTE - per Tricia and Sillybilly’s 5.28.2021 post here, JBC as a poi is now open for discussion in the Delphi thread.


Added 12/12/21

For general discussion on KAK’s current case please use his thread.
IN, Peru - Kegan Anthony Kline, 27, arrested Aug 29, 2020, 30 Counts associated with CSAM
 
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A consolidation of ADMIN & MOD notes (edited November 24, 2022):

- Members are allowed to discuss Richard Allen's voice as heard on the Gray Hughes podcast. Members may NOT link directly to RA's wife’s social media accounts.

- Speculation about RA’s possible involvement in other cases belongs in the OTHER CASES thread.


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Sorry folks, but statement analysis, body language analysis, amateur handwriting analysis is not allowed unless sourced to a credentialed, forensic specialist involved in the case under discussion.

This discussion is dedicated to Abby and Libby. Posts that do not relate directly to their case are off topic and such posts get removed. If you wish to discuss personal matters, please do so with your WS friends through PM or in the basement.

Also, the presumption of innocence is part and parcel of the judicial process. It does not apply to the general public who are entitled to express their opinion. Members are not here to be lectured or chastised by others for expressing their personal opinions. If you have an issue, use the Report feature and let Mods or Admins determine what is or is not okay to post.

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Please continue the discussion here.
 
I hope RA isn’t able to commit suicide and is on the strictest watch if it’s true he has tried multiple times. Justice won’t be served if he kills himself.

Moo
Agreed and it's probably a big part of why RA is incarcerated as he his, fair or not in some opinions, the IDOC has the responsibility of his safety (from himself and/or others) while he awaits trial.

MOO
 
my personal concern with the pre-trial conditions don't have anything to do with the guilt or innocence of RA. my personal opinion is about the precedent that will be set for pre-trial housing in the future and the increased likelihood that this will cause a person who is proven factually-innocent to also be subjected to these conditions.

I haven't been successful in finding much information online regarding other people who have been held in similar conditions while awaiting their trials, so it's hard to form a complete opinion regarding how unusual this is.

ALL MOO
 
A poster on a previous thread compared jail as a vacation compared to prison. I found this article about Indiana, their jails and prisons. It's from 2022 and an eye-opener as to just how overcrowded the jails are and the problems that can cause. They even send inmates from the prisons down to the county jails sometimes. It's an interesting read that touches on many aspects and opinions.

I still think RA wouldn't make it very long in a county jail, protection-wise, from others and himself. AJMO

 
2023 Death in Custody Reporting Act data for Indiana, as collected by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute for the Bureau of Justice Assistance.

The data for the 2023 calendar year shows a total of 174 deaths in custody across the State of Indiana. This is 3 more deaths than were reported in 2022. In April 2022, COVID-19 related deaths were no longer recorded for DCRA data.


Of these 174 deaths, 56% occurred in state prisons, 28% resulted from police interactions, and 16% occurred in jails. Natural causes/illness accounted for the highest volume of deaths (40%), followed by use of force (21%), suicide (12%), accidental deaths (7%), drug overdose (3.4%), and homicide (2.8%).1 Twenty-six deaths are still pending investigation.


 
my personal concern with the pre-trial conditions don't have anything to do with the guilt or innocence of RA. my personal opinion is about the precedent that will be set for pre-trial housing in the future and the increased likelihood that this will cause a person who is proven factually-innocent to also be subjected to these conditions.

I haven't been successful in finding much information online regarding other people who have been held in similar conditions while awaiting their trials, so it's hard to form a complete opinion regarding how unusual this is.

ALL MOO
IMO what they've done to RA is not common. I totally agree with your concern about setting a precedent.
One of the men involved in the death of Laurel Mitchell is currently being housed in Miami Correctional on a safe-keeping order. Oddly, IMO, that move didn't go as smoothly as RA's did;. I update that case here.


The Delphi murders defendant is the only pre-trial (non-convicted) inmate currently housed in the prison’s maximum security unit, and the only pre-trial inmate assigned to the unit during the four years that Galipeau has been warden at the prison.
 
IMO what they've done to RA is not common. I totally agree with your concern about setting a precedent.
One of the men involved in the death of Laurel Mitchell is currently being housed in Miami Correctional on a safe-keeping order. Oddly, IMO, that move didn't go as smoothly as RA's did;. I update that case here.


The Delphi murders defendant is the only pre-trial (non-convicted) inmate currently housed in the prison’s maximum security unit, and the only pre-trial inmate assigned to the unit during the four years that Galipeau has been warden at the prison.
IMO, it is this extraordinarily harsh decision (as to RA’s due process vs safekeeping conditions), and the failure to timely rectify this decision that will continue to haunt this trial.
 
IMO, it is this extraordinarily harsh decision (as to RA’s due process vs safekeeping conditions), and the failure to timely rectify this decision that will continue to haunt this trial.


Well his team seem content to keep him locked up so they also share some of the blame at this juncture.

The Trial could basically be over now if they hadn’t played so many ridiculous games and actually done their job.

it sounds like from the Gary Hughes video he needs a lot of safe guarding even from himself.

IMO
 
The most responsible decision as RA's defense counsel may have been to help broker a guilty plea, a long year ago. He has the right to plead guilty.

JMO

Yep and the fact he has confessed multiple times to his family and to anybody else who will listen it doesn’t seem like he is trying to hide the fact he did it. So the only reason we are still at this stage is his D team imo
 
The most responsible decision as RA's defense counsel may have been to help broker a guilty plea, a long year ago. He has the right to plead guilty.

JMO
Maybe the D feel they have enough discovery to get a not-guilty finding from the jury.
Maybe his family believes he's innocent and they don't want him to make a deal.

We haven't heard much about the happenings at Wabash Valley.
Maybe he's getting mentally stable and doesn't want to plead guilty.
Maybe when he's back in reality, he will plead guilty.
 
Just for the record
Richard Allen's Safekeeping Orders

1.
04/05/2023Motion Filed
Emergency Motion to Modify Safekeeping Order
Filed By: Allen, Richard M.
04/14/2023Response Filed
State of Indiana files Response to Defense's Emergency Motion to Modify Safekeeping Order.
Filed By: State of Indiana
06/22/2023Order Issued (IN PART TO CONSERVE SPACE)
Hearing conducted on defendant's Motion to Reconsider Safekeeping Order. Evidence and arguments of counsel taken under advisement.
Judicial Officer: Gull, Frances -SJ
07/19/2023Order Issued (IN PART TO CONSERVE SPACE)
In light of the evidence presented, the Court has reconsidered the original Safekeeping Order and finds it is reasonable and necessary to ensure the defendant's safety and to prevent serious bodily injury to himself. The Department of Correction has provided, and will continue to provide Defendant with the necessarily medical services, including any mental health services. If the Department of Correction believes a facility other than Westville is more appropriate, or more convenient for Counsel, the Court is confident that the Department of Correction will move the defendant accordingly.
Judicial Officer: Gull, Frances -SJ

2.
09/18/2023Motion Filed
Verified Motion for Immediate Transfer of Custody
Filed By: Allen, Richard M.
10/10/2023Response to a Petition Filed
State's Response to Defense's Verified Motion for Immediate Transfer
Filed By: State of Indiana
10/26/2023Order Issued (IN PART TO CONSERVE SPACE)
3. Defendant's Verified Motion for Immediate Transfer of Custody is denied based upon the State's Response and attached Affidavits.

3. LeBrato (12/06/2023: RA Transferred to Wabash Valley Correctional)
01/12/2024Motion Filed
Motion to Transfer Richard Allen
Filed By: Allen, Richard M.
01/22/2024Order Issued (IN PART TO CONSERVE SPACE)
Defendant's Motion to Transfer (filed January 12, 2024) taken under advisement pending the State's response, if any, and a hearing to be set.
Judicial Officer: Gull, Frances -SJ
01/29/2024Response to a Petition Filed
State's Response to Defense's Mtn for Transfer.pdf
Filed By: State of Indiana
02/08/2024Order Issued
The Court, having taken defendant's Motion to Transfer under advisement, and having reviewed the State's Response to Defense's Motion for Transfer, now denies the Motion to Transfer without hearing.
Judicial Officer: Gull, Frances -SJ

4.
05/13/2024Motion Filed
Motion to Vacate Safekeeping Order
Filed By: Allen, Richard M.
 
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Well his team seem content to keep him locked up so they also share some of the blame at this juncture.

The Trial could basically be over now if they hadn’t played so many ridiculous games and actually done their job.

it sounds like from the Gary Hughes video he needs a lot of safe guarding even from himself.

IMO

His defense has been a clown show. The prosecution and the investigation was not done very well.

And in the end, if he truly did confessed as many times as was reported, this will end up a plea deal of some sort when if they come to their senses. I cannot believe there will be a trial.
 
Just for the record
Richard Allen's Safekeeping Orders

1.
04/05/2023Motion Filed
Emergency Motion to Modify Safekeeping Order
Filed By: Allen, Richard M.
04/14/2023Response Filed
State of Indiana files Response to Defense's Emergency Motion to Modify Safekeeping Order.
Filed By: State of Indiana
06/22/2023Order Issued (IN PART TO CONSERVE SPACE)
Hearing conducted on defendant's Motion to Reconsider Safekeeping Order. Evidence and arguments of counsel taken under advisement.
Judicial Officer: Gull, Frances -SJ
07/19/2023Order Issued (IN PART TO CONSERVE SPACE)
In light of the evidence presented, the Court has reconsidered the original Safekeeping Order and finds it is reasonable and necessary to ensure the defendant's safety and to prevent serious bodily injury to himself. The Department of Correction has provided, and will continue to provide Defendant with the necessarily medical services, including any mental health services. If the Department of Correction believes a facility other than Westville is more appropriate, or more convenient for Counsel, the Court is confident that the Department of Correction will move the defendant accordingly.
Judicial Officer: Gull, Frances -SJ

2.
09/18/2023Motion Filed
Verified Motion for Immediate Transfer of Custody
Filed By: Allen, Richard M.
10/10/2023Response to a Petition Filed
State's Response to Defense's Verified Motion for Immediate Transfer
Filed By: State of Indiana
10/26/2023Order Issued (IN PART TO CONSERVE SPACE)
3. Defendant's Verified Motion for Immediate Transfer of Custody is denied based upon the State's Response and attached Affidavits.

3. LeBrato (12/06/2023: RA Transferred to Wabash Valley Correctional)
01/12/2024Motion Filed
Motion to Transfer Richard Allen
Filed By: Allen, Richard M.
01/22/2024Order Issued (IN PART TO CONSERVE SPACE)
Defendant's Motion to Transfer (filed January 12, 2024) taken under advisement pending the State's response, if any, and a hearing to be set.
Judicial Officer: Gull, Frances -SJ
01/29/2024Response to a Petition Filed
State's Response to Defense's Mtn for Transfer.pdf
Filed By: State of Indiana
02/08/2024Order Issued
The Court, having taken defendant's Motion to Transfer under advisement, and having reviewed the State's Response to Defense's Motion for Transfer, now denies the Motion to Transfer without hearing.
Judicial Officer: Gull, Frances -SJ

4.
05/13/2024Motion Filed
Motion to Vacate Safekeeping Order
Filed By: Allen, Richard M.
Where IS Richard Allen being housed? He's no longer listed in the IDOC database.
 
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