According to the recently released court document, Allen admitted to the crime during a phone conversation with his wife while in custody.
Unsealed documents in the case of Richard Allen, who was charged with the 2017 murders of two teenage girls in Delphi, Indiana, provide new details about his alleged confession
The arrest of Allen in October came after a nationwide search spanning five-and-a-half years for a suspect in the killings of Abigail Williams, 13, and Liberty German, 14. The girls’ bodies were discovered the day after they went hiking along Delphi Historic Trails. Allen pleaded not guilty to the murder charges.
Judge Frances C. Gull, who is overseeing the case, unsealed a significant number of documents on Wednesday, including details of the incriminating phone call. One document states that on April 3, Allen confessed to his wife, Kathy Allen, multiple times that he had killed Abby and Libby.
The document reveals that investigators had the phone call transcribed, and the transcription confirms Allen’s admission to committing the murders of Abigail Williams and Liberty German. The court document further notes that Allen’s wife ended the call abruptly. Previously, Allen’s attorneys had maintained their client’s innocence, stating that he had “nothing to hide” and planned to challenge the prosecution’s claims.
The investigation into the double homicide began after the two girls failed to show up at a designated meeting time with Libby’s father
Their bodies were found the next day in a wooded area near the trail. Prior to their deaths, Abby had shared a photo on Snapchat of the girls crossing a railroad bridge. Indiana State Police released a blurry image of a man on the bridge, along with an audio recording of a man’s voice, believing him to be a suspect in the case.
An affidavit released by a judge in November provided additional evidence linking Allen to the crime. The affidavit mentioned a .40 caliber unspent round found at the crime scene that was connected to Allen.