In the ongoing Deli murders case, the Indiana Supreme Court has ordered the special judge overseeing the case to provide a transcript of her conversations with Richard Allen’s original attorneys. The attorneys are fighting to remain on the case and have the judge removed.
The state supreme court has set a deadline for this week to resolve the issue. A new set of filings has been submitted, detailing that the judge allegedly coerced the attorneys to resign during an October 19th meeting. The judge refused to reinstate the attorneys during a hearing on October 31st, appointing two new public defenders instead.
The Indiana Public Defender Council has argued that the judge acted outside of court policy and that the removal of the attorneys should follow the previously established plans. They also express concerns about judges having independent authority to hire and fire attorneys based on subjective determinations. The judge has been given an extension until November 27th to provide the transcript or give an explanation.
The Indiana Supreme Court is now being closely watched to see how they will rule, as this situation is considered unprecedented. The case has seen many twists and turns in recent weeks, and updates can be found on wthr.com..