In a major turn of events regarding the 2017 Delphi murder case, court documents that were recently unsealed indicate that the accused, Richard Allen, is said to have admitted to the murders in a phone conversation with his wife while in prison, CrimeSpace has learned. The phone call took place on April 3, 2023, according to court documents.
On Wednesday, Judge Frances Gull of Allen County made public close to 120 documents that shed light on the chilling details of Abby Williams and Libby German’s murders. The state suggests, as per the documents, that the girls were murdered with a knife. This is the first time this detail has been made available to the public.
In addition, the documents contained a search warrant showing law enforcement’s search for firearms, knives, electronic gadgets, apparel, and a particular mobile phone. The police were reportedly looking for these items at Allen’s residence in Delphi, as well as in its ancillary structures, a storage building, and his automobile.
A range of items were discovered at the location by the investigators, including boots, several knives, hooded sweatshirts, a Sig Sauer P226 handgun, mobile phones, an iPod, an external hard drive, and a laptop. The prosecution contends that some of these items connect Allen directly with the killings.
One of the documents particularly refers to Allen’s supposed admission to the murders during a telephone conversation with his wife. This admission was subsequently put in writing by investigators, confirming Allen’s confession to the murders of Abigail Williams and Liberty German.
Statements from eyewitnesses and the affirmation from Allen’s spouse regarding his ownership of various firearms and knives, as well as a blue Carhartt jacket resembling the one worn by the “Bridge Guy,” were instrumental in the procurement of a search warrant.
The defense team is presently questioning the validity of a particular piece of evidence: a bullet that was discovered near the victims. According to an evaluation from the Indiana State Police Laboratory, this bullet had been loaded in Allen’s firearm.