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Judge rejects defense motion to withdraw from lawsuit involving Delphi’s murder



Indianapolis, Indiana – The defense’s motion for her to recuse herself from the trial was turned down by the special judge presiding over the Delphi murder case.

On Tuesday, Special Judge Frances Gull rendered her judgment.

Gull denied a plea for her to withdraw from the Richard Allen case, citing a unanimous ruling by the Indiana Supreme Court that kept her involved in the case.

On October 28, 2022, Allen, 51, of Delphi, was taken into custody in connection with the February 2017 killings of 14-year-old Liberty German and 13-year-old Abigail “Abby” Williams close to the Monon High Bridge in Delphi.

Andrew Baldwin and Brad Rozzi, his lawyers, had requested that Gull be taken out.

The defense contended that letting her stay on the case would cast considerable doubt on whether Allen would receive a fair trial because of her biased decisions against Allen and his defense team.

Allen’s Fort Wayne court date is next week.

Gull has already said that she will address two matters at the hearing on February 12, one of which is the prosecution’s desire to charge Allen with both murder and kidnapping in connection with the killings.

Hearing arguments about the prosecution’s request to find Baldwin and Rozzi in contempt of court is also anticipated before the judge.

October is now scheduled for Allen’s trial.




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