One person charged after admitting to leaking Delphi murder photos

Posted at 4:33 PM, November 22, 2023 and last updated 5:11 PM, November 22, 2023

CARROLL COUNTY, Ind. (Scripps News Indianapolis) — A former coworker of Richard Allen‘s former defense attorney, Andrew Baldwin, has been charged after admitting to photographing sensitive crime scene evidence from the Delphi Murders case and sharing the photos online.

Site where Abby and Libby last scene

A makeshift memorial to Liberty German, and Abigail Williams near where they were last seen and where the bodies were discovered stands along the Monon Trail leading to the Monon High Bridge Trail in Delphi, Ind., Monday, Oct. 31, 2022. The Indiana State Police announced an arrest in the murders of the two teenage girls killed during a 2017 hiking trip in northern Indiana. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Mitchell Westerman, 41, is charged with one count of conversion, a misdemeanor.

Westerman has been friends with Baldwin for many years and was an employee of his law office in the past. According to court documents, he frequents the office still because of their friendship. According to court documents, Westerman told Baldwin on October 9 that he was behind the leak of crime scene photos.

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Westerman claims he found the evidence on a table in a conference room of Baldwin’s. He then took photographs of the evidence and shared them with another person. According to court documents, the individual Westerman shared documents with sent them to numerous others.

Westerman provided a sworn statement saying he was not given permission to take the photographs.

In previous filings, Baldwin and Rozzi referred to the leak as an act of “betrayal.”

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