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Delphi jury to be brought in from another county

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The Delphi, Indiana, double murder trial will stay local in Carroll County but with a jury brought in from another county, Allen County Judge Fran Gull said Friday.

“It’s painfully clear that it would be impossible to find a jury in Carroll County not involved in this case,” Gull said at a hearing for suspect Richard Allen.

Richard Allen, 50, was charged with the murders of Abby Williams, 13, and Libby German, 14, in Delphi, Ind., in February 2017.

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Gull said it makes sense to keep the trial in Carroll County, where witnesses and families live, saying the expense to move the proceedings would be “extraordinary.”

Allen’s attorneys had requested a change of venue for the high-profile trial. Gull asked the defense and prosecution to agree within a week on a county where they can source a jury.

Allen, wearing a yellow jumpsuit protective vest and handcuffs as he was escorted into court Friday morning, mouthed “I love you” to two women who were holding hands in the front row behind the defense.

Delphi double murder suspect Richard Allen is brought to the Carroll County courthouse on Jan. 13, 2023.

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Allen will return to court on Feb. 17 for a bond hearing and to set a trial date.

Gull said she doesn’t

The Delphi, Indiana, double murder trial will stay local in Carroll County but with a jury brought in from another county, Allen County Judge Fran Gull said Friday. "It's painfully clear that it would be impossible to find a jury in Carroll County not involved in this case," Gull said at a hearing for suspect Richard Allen. Delphi double murder suspect Richard Allen is brought to the Carroll County courthouse on Jan. 13, 2023.

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