Indicted Delphi murderer Richard Allen seeks bail –


) — Lawyers representing the accused man of killing Abby Williams and Libby German near the Monon High Bridge on the banks of Deer Creek east of Delphi in the winter of 2017 have filed a motion seeking bail for their client.

Attorneys Bradley Rozzi and Andrew Baldwin, named last weekthree weeks after Richard Allen was arrested and charged with two counts of murder, call for the 50-year-old Delphi man to be released, “at his own risk or as an alternative to setting reasonable bail.”

“(The) defense has received and reviewed the affidavit of probable cause which, at the time of the filing of this motion, has been sealed,” reads the motion, filed a day before Allen’s Chief Judge Fran Gull , listen to the arguments. about whether to keep the seal on the document that led to Allen’s arrest. “(N)o the proof of guilt is evident, nor the strong presumption of guilt.”

The motion calls for a bond hearing.

Allen was arrested on October 26 and his initial hearing was held without public notice two days later when Circuit Judge Benjamin Diener granted a motion by prosecutor Nicholas McLeland to seal the affidavit without a full explanation.

Announcing Allen’s arrest on October 31, McLeland indicated that the investigation into the murders remains open.

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