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New details reveal suspect’s ties to teens killed in Delphi – NBC Chicago

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Previously redacted court documents ordered released on Tuesday have revealed new details about suspect Richard Allen’s ties to the two teenage girls he allegedly killed in Delphi, Indiana, in 2017.

Among the discoveries in the newly released documents was evidence that a bullet found between the bodies of Liberty German, 14, and Abigail Williams, 13, ‘had been passed through’ a gun belonging to Allen .

The .40 caliber pistol had been seized by investigators during a search of Allen’s home on October 13, with tests determining that the bullet had passed through the weapon.

Investigators also determined Allen purchased the gun in 2001, with the affidavit revealing that Allen told police he never allowed anyone else to borrow the gun.

“When asked about the unspent bullet, he did not explain why the bullet was found between the bodies of Victim 1 and Victim 2. He again admitted he was on the lead but denied knowing either Victim 1 or Victim 2 and denied any involvement in their murders,” the affidavit reads.

The documents released on Tuesday can be read in full below:

State police have released additional details since investigations began after the February 2017 killings. Appeals from the public and media for additional information were granted Tuesday by order of Allen County Judge Fran Gull, who released the redacted affidavit upon Allen’s arrest.

In his ruling, Gull wrote that “the public interest is not served by barring access” to the documents and that witness safety and Allen’s personal information could be protected by redacting portions of the records.

Several news outlets, including the Associated Press, had filed a brief with the court on Nov. 21 urging Gull to unseal the affidavit and charge information that would document the evidence authorities have to link Allen to the murders.

The deaths of the teenagers, known as Libby and Abby, were ruled a homicide, but police have never revealed how they died or described the evidence they collected.

The murders haunted the town of about 3,000 in northwest Indiana – where Allen lived and worked at a local CVS store.

Earlier Tuesday, Allen’s attorneys filed a motion to move the case out of Carroll County, arguing that it will be difficult to form an impartial jury in the current location due to the county’s small size and the intense public scrutiny surrounding the case.

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