Delphi murder suspect Richard Allen, who has been charged in the 2017 slayings of teens Liberty “Libby” German and Abigail “Abby” Williams, may not have acted alone, prosecutors said Tuesday in court.
In a major break in the case, Allen, 50, was arrested and charged with two counts of murder for killing German, 14, and her best friend, Williams, 13, last month.
At a bail hearing Tuesday, Carroll County Prosecutor Nicholas McLeland asked Indiana Judge Fran Gull to keep the affidavit sealed.
She said she’d decide whether to release it at a future date, FOX59 reported.
McLeland disclosed for the first time publicly that Allen may not have acted alone in arguing that the document should remain secret to not compromise the investigation, according to the local news site.
McLeland added that releasing the affidavit, which outlines their theory of the case, could lead to the harassment of witnesses, who are named in the document.
Allen’s attorneys asked the judge to set a bail hearing, which she granted. The attorneys argued that the sealed affidavit shows how thin the case is against their client.
The bail hearing is set for Feb. 17.
After Allen’s Oct. 26 arrest, the Carroll County Prosecutor’s Office requested the sealing of the affidavit, and charging documents, which was granted – an unusual move in a murder case.