Lawyers for suspected the Delphi killer claim that Liberty German and Abigail Williams were ‘ritualistically sacrificed’ in bombshell court filings.
Unsealed legal documents sensationally claim that the two teenagers were killed by members of a pagan Norse religion and white nationalist group called ‘Odinism.’
Richard Allen, 50, is accused of killing Libby German, 14, and Abby Williams, 13, while they were hiking through Indiana’s Delphi Historic Trails on 13 February 2017.
Attorneys for Allen are asking Allen County Judge Frances Gull to throw out evidence collected during a search of his home before his arrest last year.
His team argues that authorities left out important information in their request for a search warrant, including the link to Odinism.
Richard Allen, 50, is accused of killing Libby German, 14, and Abby Williams, 13, while they were hiking through Indiana ‘s Delphi Historic Trails on 13 February 2017
Unsealed legal documents sensationally claim that the two teenagers were killed by members of a pagan Norse religion and white nationalist group called ‘Odinism’
The newly unsealed filings state: ‘Members of a pagan Norse religion, called Odinism, hijacked by white nationalists, ritualistically sacrificed Abigail Williams and Liberty German.’
Bradley Rozzi and Andrew Baldwin are requesting a Franks hearing, which means they have reason to believe investigators withheld information from a judge or intentionally lied in order to get the search warrant approved.
Their filing, which is more than 130 pages, have questioned the validity of the search warrant and is pushing for Allen to be moved to a different facility, in a separate motion.
It claims that a report by the FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit found the ‘individual(s) responsible for the homicides were involved in Nordic beliefs.’
‘Due to either incompetence or a concerted intentionality, those in charge of the investigation refused to arrest or even properly investigate these obvious suspects,’ the filings add.
As part of the documents, they argue that Allen cannot be linked to Odinism, or any other pagan religions or white nationalist groups.
The filings also state that ‘runes’ were left around the girl’s bodies, made out of ‘sticks, tree branches’ and ‘using the blood of Liberty German’.
‘Evidence supports that at the crime scene, these murdering Odinites left behind obvious signatures, symbols in the form of runes,’ it states.
The newly unsealed filings state: ‘Members of a pagan Norse religion, called Odinism, hijacked by white nationalists, ritualistically sacrificed Abigail Williams and Liberty German’
Allen was charged in October with two counts of murder in the slayings of Liberty German (pictured right), 14, and Abigail Williams (pictured left), 13
It went on: ‘Sticks and tree branches were deliberately, carefully and proficiently placed on each girl in a certain arrangement mimicking certain runes.
‘At least one of the branches appeared to have its end cut off cleanly by some type of tool like an electric saw, providing proof of a preconceived plan.’
Lawyers for Allen argue that law enforcement ‘abandoned the obvious correlation’ between the crime scene and Odinism – ‘despite an obscene amount of evidence.’
The new documents also argue that Allen is innocent, and had ‘nothing to do with the crime.’
It states that no forensic evidence links Allen to the scene, and claims that there were ‘Odiniate suspects’ ignored by police.
A professor was consulted with by authorities, and stated that ‘it was not Odinism or any type of cult worshipping or any type of group that would have conducted the crime’.
They also claim that the investigators are now unable to identify the professors and ‘may never be able to figure out who the professor is’.
Allen’s lawyers argue that following this assessment, the Odinism angle was ‘essentially abandoned’.
They also claim that a former top cop sent a letter to prosecutor Nick McCleland, stating that there were men who practiced Odinism in or near Delphi with another group in Rushville.
Rushville’s ex-Assistant Police Chief Todd Click, who has now retired, said in the letter that he and two other officers had ‘connected both groups of men to the murders’.
Part of the documents include an 85-page compilation of reports prepared by Click in 2019 on the case.
‘The letter that Click sent to McCleland was the first that the Defense has heard that the FBI actually believed that Odinists were likely involved, ‘ it added.
‘In other words, this report contained exculpatory evidence that Unified Command concealed from the Defense. This information was – and is— crucial for Richard Allen’s Defense.
‘While the prosecution has been holding on to this exculpatory evidence, Richard Allen has been living in hell.’
Part of their argument also claims that members of the Odinist cult are working as corrections officers for the Indiana Department of Corrections at Westville Correctional Facility where Allen is being held.
They state that inside the prison, Allen is ‘being threatened, intimidated, and mentally abused.’
Lawyers have also claimed that one man from Logansport posted social media images mimicking runes found at the crime scene in the weeks after the killings.
In the filings they claim that the man, who DailyMail.com are not naming, was an Odinite whose son had ‘dated’ Abby.
‘His social media posts seemingly taunted the very police that refused to fully investigate him,’ the documents added.
‘The Defense believes that the Court will be shocked at the number of clues or ‘easter eggs’, both before and after the murders, that he openly posted on his Facebook page that pointed the finger to his involvement in the murders.’
Prosecutors previously revealed that Allen admitted to his wife that he killed the teenage girls five times in prison phone calls.
This is a developing story.