Richard Allen seeks new location for trial in killings of Delphi teens

By ARLEIGH RODGERS Associated Press/Report for America

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Richard Allen, the suspect in the 2017 deaths of 14-year-old Liberty German and 13-year-old Abigail Williams, is seeking a new location for his murder trial next year.

Lawyers for 50-year-old Allen told a judge Monday it will be difficult to form an impartial jury in the current location because of public scrutiny and media attention.

The Delphi, Indiana, man was arrested last month and charged with murder in the killings of German and Williams.

His lawyers want to move the trial at least 150 miles away.

They say doing so will decrease the likelihood a juror is biased in the case against Allen.

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