Delphi murders twist: Suspect Richard Allen's lawyers claim teen victims Liberty German and Abigail Williams were 'ritualistically sacrificed' by members of pagan religion and white nationalist group called 'Odinism'
- Attorneys submitted the documents in a bid to get Allen County Judge Frances Gull to throw out evidence
- They claim that prosecutors and police failed to disclose the link to the religion until May 2023
- Allen is accused of murdering Libby and Abby while they were hiking through Indiana's Delphi Historic Trails
Lawyers for suspected the Delphi killer claim that Liberty German and Abigail Williams were 'ritualistically sacrificed' in bombshell court filings.
Unsealed legal documents sensationally claim that the two teenagers were killed by members of a pagan Norse religion and white nationalist group called 'Odinism.'
Richard Allen, 50, is accused of killing Libby German, 14, and Abby Williams, 13, while they were hiking through Indiana's Delphi Historic Trails on 13 February 2017.
Attorneys for Allen are asking Allen County Judge Frances Gull to throw out evidence collected during a search of his home before his arrest last year.
His team argues that authorities left out important information in their request for a search warrant, including the link to Odinism.
Richard Allen, 50, is accused of killing Libby German, 14, and Abby Williams, 13, while they were hiking through Indiana 's Delphi Historic Trails on 13 February 2017
Unsealed legal documents sensationally claim that the two teenagers were killed by members of a pagan Norse religion and white nationalist group called 'Odinism'
The newly unsealed filings state: 'Members of a pagan Norse religion, called Odinism, hijacked by white nationalists, ritualistically sacrificed Abigail Williams and Liberty German.'
Bradley Rozzi and Andrew Baldwin are requesting a Franks hearing, which means they have reason to believe investigators withheld information from a judge or intentionally lied in order to get the search warrant approved.
Their filing, which is more than 130 pages, have questioned the validity of the search warrant and is pushing for Allen to be moved to a different facility, in a separate motion.
It claims that a report by the FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit found the 'individual(s) responsible for the homicides were involved in Nordic beliefs.'
'Due to either incompetence or a concerted intentionality, those in charge of the investigation refused to arrest or even properly investigate these obvious suspects,' the filings add.
They say the suspects were named and ignored in a 12-page 'Odin Report' compiled by a trooper with Indiana State Police, the lead agency on the case. ISP investigators say the FBI unit never made such a finding.
Lawyers have also claimed that one man from Logansport posted social media images mimicking runes found at the crime scene in the weeks after the killings.
In the filings they claim that the man, who DailyMail.com are not naming, was an Odinite whose son had 'dated' Abby.
The newly unsealed filings state: 'Members of a pagan Norse religion, called Odinism, hijacked by white nationalists, ritualistically sacrificed Abigail Williams and Liberty German'
Allen was charged in October with two counts of murder in the slayings of Liberty German (pictured right), 14, and Abigail Williams (pictured left), 13
'His social media posts seemingly taunted the very police that refused to fully investigate him,' the documents added.
'The Defense believes that the Court will be shocked at the number of clues or 'easter eggs', both before and after the murders, that he openly posted on his Facebook page that pointed the finger to his involvement in the murders.'
They say cops cleared the suspect within 30 days of the murders despite their 'absolute obsession and fascination with runes.'
It is also claimed that there was an image which, 'mimicked' the crime scene on his social media.
He was cleared as a suspect 'in spite of the fact that runes found on the Facebook pages mimicked runes found at a crime scene that had not been released to the public,' the filings say.
The documents added: 'The investigation had barely begun, but the Unified Command had already cleared the very man that any person with even a small amount of common sense or curiosity would believe was a strong candidate for being involved in the murder of the girls.'
When contacted by DailyMail.com the man in question said in a statement: 'If there are any lawyers out there that would like to help me, pro bono, go after the defense for the pain and anguish they have caused me and my family, that would be awesome.'
Four other men have also has the finger pointed at them by the filings, with one allegedly confessing to his sister that he had killed the girls.
The official investigation is 'an utter failure in pursuing the Odinist suspects, in spite of powerful evidence of Odinites involvement in the murders,' Allen's attorney's claim.
As part of the documents, they argue that Allen cannot be linked to Odinism, or any other pagan religions or white nationalist groups.
Abby was seen in a Snapchat video posted by her friend Libby in February 2017, moments before both were murdered
Rushville's ex-Assistant Police Chief Todd Click, (right) who has now retired, said in the letter that he and two other officers had 'connected both groups of men to the murders'
The filings also state that 'runes' were left around the girl's bodies, made out of 'sticks, tree branches' and and 'F' symbol 'using the blood of Liberty German'.
It also states that Abby had sticks in her hair, which 'crudely mimicked horns or antlers.'
'Evidence supports that at the crime scene, these murdering Odinites left behind obvious signatures, symbols in the form of runes,' it states.
It went on: 'Sticks and tree branches were deliberately, carefully and proficiently placed on each girl in a certain arrangement mimicking certain runes.
'At least one of the branches appeared to have its end cut off cleanly by some type of tool like an electric saw, providing proof of a preconceived plan.'
One trooper is quoted as saying of the crime scene: 'It seemed to me to border on almost a satanic type of worshipping, sacrificing, but I couldn't really wrap my brain around it.'
Lawyers for Allen argue that law enforcement 'abandoned the obvious correlation' between the crime scene and Odinism - 'despite an obscene amount of evidence.'
The new documents also argue that Allen is innocent, and had 'nothing to do with the crime.'
It states that no forensic evidence links Allen to the scene, and claims that there were 'Odiniate suspects' ignored by police.
A professor was consulted with by authorities, and stated that 'it was not Odinism or any type of cult worshipping or any type of group that would have conducted the crime'.
They also claim that the investigators are now unable to identify the professors and 'may never be able to figure out who the professor is'.
Allen's lawyers argue that following this assessment, the Odinism angle was 'essentially abandoned'.
They also claim that a former top cop sent a letter to prosecutor Nick McCleland, stating that there were men who practiced Odinism in or near Delphi with another group in Rushville.
Court documents have revealed that he has not made a single phone call since the admission, and has undergone a psychiatric evaluation
Court documents also show that on one occasion where Allen admitted to the murders, April 3 this year, his wife ended the call abruptly
Rushville's ex-Assistant Police Chief Todd Click, who has now retired, said in the letter that he and two other officers had 'connected both groups of men to the murders'.
Part of the documents include an 85-page compilation of reports prepared by Click in 2019 on the case.
'The letter that Click sent to McCleland was the first that the Defense has heard that the FBI actually believed that Odinists were likely involved, ' it added.
'In other words, this report contained exculpatory evidence that Unified Command concealed from the Defense. This information was – and is— crucial for Richard Allen's Defense.
'While the prosecution has been holding on to this exculpatory evidence, Richard Allen has been living in hell.'
Part of their argument also claims that members of the Odinist cult are working as corrections officers for the Indiana Department of Corrections at Westville Correctional Facility where Allen is being held.
They state that inside the prison, Allen is 'being threatened, intimidated, and mentally abused.'
Prosecutors previously revealed that Allen admitted to his wife that he killed the teenage girls five times in prison phone calls.
Carroll County Prosecutor Nicholas McLeland openly stated that he believes 'Allen is not the only actor involved in this', and prosecutors have alleged that he attempted a kidnapping - though he has not been charged with this.
DailyMail.com did not immediately receive a response when contacting Carroll County Prosecutor's office or Click for comment.
Two days after the girls were killed, law enforcement officers released a photograph of a white male wearing blue jeans, a blue coat and a hoodie
Kegan Kline, 28, (left) was linked to the case last December - he had communicated with Libby via a fake Instagram account the morning she and Abby went missing. The bodies of both girls were found on the property of Ron Logan (right) who died in 2022
Carroll County Sheriff Tony Liggett and a spokesperson for ISP declined to comment further, citing a gag order in the case.
Libby's iPhone was discovered under her body, and contained the 43-second video that helped investigators piece the case together.
Details of Allen's other alleged confessions have not been shared. He is said to have broken the tablet he used to make texts and send phone calls, and is not believed to have called or texted anyone on it in months.
Search warrants also show that investigators searched his home in Delphi, including outbuildings, a shed and Allen's car, looking for firearms and knives.
They also scoured the home for electronic devices, clothing and a specific cell phone.
Law enforcement recovered numerous items, including boots, multiple knives and sweatshirts, multiple cell phones, an iPod, a hard drive, laptop and other electronics.
An affidavit released in November 2022 shows that an unspent .40 caliber round was found between the teenagers' bodies, and it was later linked to Allen's Sig Sauer Model P226 firearm through forensic evidence.
Prosecutors believe the gun links Allen directly to the case, after forensics determined a bullet found next to the girl's bodies had cycled through his gun.
Kathy Allen also confirmed to police that her husband owned several guns and knives, as well as a blue Carhartt jacket similar to the one worn by 'Bridge Guy.'
He has pleaded not guilty to both counts of murder, his defense attorney Andrew Baldwin previously said Allen was the 'wrong guy' and the sealed probable cause affidavit is 'flimsy' adding: 'You expect more than what I saw.'
Prosecutors have not named any potential accomplices. Ron Logan, who died in 2022, had long been the prime suspect in the killings after the girls' bodies were found on his property, and Kegan Kline was also named as a possible murderer.
Both girls' bodies were discovered on Logan's property - just 1,400ft from his house - and it was revealed over the summer that his alibi for the day of the murder did not line up.
His home was searched and he was arrested shortly after the killings, but he was released and never charged.
The voice in a clip released by police of a man talking to the girls shortly before their deaths was described as being 'not inconsistent' with that of Logan, the FBI investigation concluded.