Delphi Murders Case Takes Surprising Turn as Judge Reveals Mental Health Records


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DELPHI, IN – Special Judge Fran Gull, presiding over the Delphi murders case, made a significant rulings this week that will shape the upcoming trial. 

In a decision on Thursday, Judge Gull ordered the continued disclosure of suspect Richard Allen’s mental health records from the Indiana Department of Corrections (IDOC) to the defense team. The records will provide insight into Allen’s psychological state at the time of the alleged crimes. 

Furthermore, the IDOC announced the cessation of “remote filming” of Allen’s meetings with his attorneys, ensuring the privacy of his attorney-client communications.

In a departure from the usual practice, Judge Gull chose to hold the jury selection process in Allen County, despite the trial being scheduled for Carroll County in January. This decision has sparked speculation regarding its potential impact on the trial’s outcome.

Last week, Indiana prosecutors and defense attorneys revealed that Richard Allen had made self-incriminating statements while incarcerated. Allen, 50, was arrested in October 2022 in connection with the brutal murders of Liberty “Libby” German, 14, and Abigail Williams, 13, on February 14, 2017, along a popular hiking trail in Delphi.

As the trial approaches, the disclosure of Allen’s mental health records introduces new complexities, potentially shaping perceptions of his actions and motivations. The unconventional decision to hold jury selection in a different county adds an intriguing element to the proceedings.

With the trial drawing nearer, legal experts and the community await further developments, hoping for justice to be served and closure for the families affected by this tragic case.


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