Delphi Teen Libby German’s Mother Hopes ‘Justice is Coming’ after Man Charged in Daughter’s and Friend’s Murders


According to authorities in Delphi, Indiana the suspect in the murders of two teenage boys has been transferred to a state prison to protect himself from threats.

The killings took place almost six years ago and the mother of Libby German has finally spoken out in an exclusive interview with Inside Edition. 

“I was in shock; I think I’m still in shock, really,” Carrie Timmons says of the arrest made in the killings of her daughter and her daughter’s best friend Abby Williams. 

Richard Allen (50), the suspect was well-known as a worker at the CVS Pharmacy, which is the only drugstore in the town of only 2,972 inhabitants. He was married and has no criminal record. He was accused of two counts of murder in relation to the 2017 deaths of Libby, 14 years old, and Abby at 13 years. He has pleaded no guilty.

“If this turns out that he is the killer, how did he manage to go unnoticed for almost six years?” Timmons says. “There’s a lot of questions still left unanswered, more questions now than there were before, honestly.” 

Timmons says she always suspected the person responsible for her daughter and Abby’s deaths had links to Delphi. 

“You had to know the area to have gotten there and gotten in and out,”She says. “It just seems logical that they had some local ties at the very least. I didn’t expect him to be literally living right under everyone’s noses though.” 

Reminders of the manhunt for the teens’ killer were everywhere in Delphi for five years, including the bar where Allen was photographed smiling, a sketch of the wanted man seen in the background. 

“Pretty brave, bold, like it didn’t matter,”Timmons relates that he was pictured with the wanted poster behind his back. “It just seems crazy that he was right there, living life every day.” 

Allen has been moved from the county jail to a State Prison for his own safety. 

To say that she is “absolutely hopeful”Timmons claims that authorities have the right person to handle the case. “I’ve always said the girls deserve justice and I hope that’s where we’re headed, that justice is coming.” 

Libby was only 14 years old when she was murdered. She would be 20 in a few days. 

“Regardless of the arrest, it doesn’t bring her back,” she says. “I’m still going to be living life wondering what she would be doing at this point or that point.”

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