Why are the court records sealed in the Delphi murders case? – NBC Chicago

An Indiana judge could decide on Tuesday whether sealed court documents containing evidence that led to a man’s arrest in the 2017 murders of two teenage girls will be made public.

Richard Matthew Allen, 50, of Delphi, Indiana, was charged last month with two counts of murder in the murders of Liberty German, 14, and Abigail Williams, 13, but court documents were sealed at the request of the local prosecutor.

State police have released additional details since investigations began after the February 2017 double murder. But the public and media have demanded more information since Allen’s arrest on Oct. 28.

Those calls could be answered Tuesday, providing a fuller picture of the murders that haunted the northwest Indiana town of about 3,000 people — and where Allen lived and worked at a local CVS store.

Several news outlets, including the Associated Press, filed a brief with the court on Monday urging Allen County Judge Fran Gull to unseal the probable cause affidavit and charging information. Gull — assigned to the case after the Carroll County judge, where Delphi is located, recused himself — will hold a hearing Tuesday in Delphi to determine whether the documents will be made public.

NBC Chicago

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