The person accused of murdering two teen ladies in Delphi, Indiana, has written a letter to the court docket begging for a public defender as a result of he can’t afford to rent a lawyer.
“I, Richard M. Allen, hereby throw myself on the mercy of the court docket. I’m begging to be supplied with authorized help in a public defender or no matter assist is offered,” he wrote within the letter to Carroll Circuit Court docket obtained by the Journal & Courier.
Allen, 50, of Delphi, is charged with two counts of homicide within the killings of 14-year-old Libby German and 13-year-old Abby Williams on Feb. 13, 2017.
The our bodies of the 2 pals have been discovered a day after they’d vanished whereas mountaineering.
Grainy footage recovered from Libby’s cellphone confirmed a person strolling close to the place the place the women have been final seen alive and saying the phrase: “down the hill.”
Indiana State Police arrested Allen on Oct. 26 and he was ordered jailed with out bond.
Allen, a married dad of two CVS technician, wrote that his spouse has stopped working for “her private security” within the wake of his arrest.
“At my preliminary listening to on Oct. 28, 2022, I requested to seek out illustration for myself,” Allen wrote within the letter that was postmarked Nov. 7. “Nevertheless, on the time I had no clue how costly it might be simply to speak to somebody.
“I additionally didn’t understand what my spouse and I’s rapid monetary scenario was going to be,” he wrote. “We have now each been pressured to instantly abandon employment, myself attributable to incarceration and my spouse for her private security.”
Allen didn’t elaborate on the threats to his spouse’s security.
“Once more, I throw myself on the mercy of the court docket. Please present me no matter help you could,” he pleaded.
Allen entered a not responsible plea at his preliminary listening to final month. Proof in opposition to the suspect has been quickly sealed.
A listening to has been scheduled for Nov. 22 to determine whether or not to unseal the possible trigger affidavit associated to Allen’s arrest.