An Indiana man accused of killing two teenage girls who were found dead in the woods has reportedly defended himself against the accusations by instead blaming sacrificial rituals — a theory investigators previously abandoned.
“Members of a Nordic pagan religion, called Odinism, hijacked by white nationalists, ritually sacrificed Abigail Williams and Liberty German,” defendant Richard Allen’s attorney, Richard Allen, reportedly claimed Monday in a 136-page document. The Independent.
The defendant has reportedly pleaded not guilty to the murders of Abigail Williams, 13, and Liberty German, 14, who were found dead in a dense forest in Delphi after being stabbed in February 2017.
Because according to his lawyer, the man had nothing to do with the crimes, which would have been better carried out as part of a ritual sacrifice; It is a hypothesis that, in their opinion, investigators could have explored and then abandoned.
In the court document, they would argue that two groups of Odinists, one from Delphi and the other from Rushville, in southeastern Indiana, were targeted during the investigation, while multiple ritual symbols were found at the site.
They specifically added that the bodies of young girls were to be “moved and displayed,” as an FBI agent indicated in March 2017, British media reported. The accused was working at the time in a pharmacy in the small town with a population of 3,000 people.
“Nothing, absolutely nothing, links Richard Allen to Odinism or any religious sect,” lawyers Andrew Baldwin and Brad Rozzi had insisted in a court document.
The lawyers added, in passing, that they requested a hearing to try to suppress the evidence found in the defendant’s home, arguing that the search warrant was based on the wrong probable cause. The Independent.