UPDATE: The Oct. 19 hearing has been canceled after Richard Allen’s defense team announced they have withdrawn from the case. A new trial date will be set as Richard Allen no longer has legal counsel meaning the previously scheduled trial date of Jan. 8, 2024, has been vacated.

ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. — On Thursday afternoon, Delphi murder suspect Richard Allen will appear in court for a hearing.

Special Judge Fran Gull ordered the hearing last week, saying it was to discuss another hearing on Oct. 31 along with “other matters which have recently arisen.”

Allen is charged with two counts of murder in the February 2017 deaths of Abby Williams and Libby German near the Monon High Bridge in Delphi.

For the first time in the case, cameras will be allowed in the courtroom. And while media outlets are not allowed to livestream the hearing, the proceedings can be shown on a 30-minute delay.

The hearing is set to start at 2 p.m. (ET) on Thursday, Oct. 19. Coverage will start around 2:30 p.m. (ET) on FOX59. The proceedings will be streamed, on a 30-minute delay, on-air on FOX59 and online at fox59.com and cbs4indy.com.

Coverage will continue until the hearing concludes. FOX59 and CBS4 will have recaps of the day’s proceedings on our newscasts and websites.