Defense attorneys claim the murder of two young girls in Indiana in 2017 was part of a ritual sacrifice by a white supremacist group. Lawyers representing Richard Allen, who is accused of killing 13-year-old Abigail Williams and 14-year-old Liberty German, filed documents saying their client had no involvement with the girls’ deaths and the facts suggest that “Members of a pagan Norse religion, called Odinism, hijacked by white nationalists, ritualistically sacrificed Abigail Williams and Liberty German.”
The defense team said that items at the crime scene support their claims, including sticks around the victims’ bodies spelling out Germanic letters associated with Odinism. They also noted twigs in the dead girls’ hair that “crudely mimicked horns or antlers” and a painting of the letter F in the victims’ blood.
The filing furthermore questions the validity of a search warrant obtained by law enforcement officers who the attorneys claim lied to get the warrant approved. They requested a Franks hearing to ask the court to determine the legality of the search. Finally, the attorneys claim an FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit agreed that crime scene evidence suggested the killings were committed by somebody “involved in Nordic beliefs.” Indiana State Police denied this and said the federal agency made no such declaration.
“Due to either incompetence or a concerted intentionality, those in charge of the investigation refused to arrest or even properly investigate these obvious suspects,” the filing claimed. It pointed to another potential suspect – a man from Logansport who they say posted images on social media of pagan arrangements resembling those at the crime scene.
Abigail and Liberty – known as Libby – were in eighth grade together at Delphi Community Middle School and went for a walk on the Monon High Bridge trail on February 13, 2017. They had pre-arranged a ride home after their walk but did not turn up to the meeting place. Their bodies were found the following day in a nearby woodland.