Defense attorneys for Delphi murders suspect Richard Allen withdraw from case, trial delayed

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Thursday, October 19, 2023
Delphi murder case defense attorneys withdraw, trial delayed
Defense attorneys for Richard Allen have withdrawn from the case. He has been charged in the 2017 Delphi murders of Abby Williams and Libby German.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WLS) -- Defense attorneys for the suspect charged in the 2017 Delphi murders have filed a motion to withdraw from the case.

Richard Allen was scheduled to go before a judge for a status hearing Thursday afternoon in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Allen has been charged with killing Abigail Williams and Liberty German in 2017 on a trail in Delphi, Indiana.

Judge Fran Gull of Allen County entered the courtroom after a delay and announced the attorneys for Allen are withdrawing from the case.

Allen's defense attorney, Andrew Baldwin, has filed a motion to withdraw himself as counsel on the case, according to the judge. Allen's other defense attorney is expected to file a similar motion.

Since Allen has no representation, Allen's trial date, initially set for January, will be pushed to a later date, the judge said.

The next court hearing for Allen has been set for Oct. 31.