- Sep 6, 2005
- AFL Club
An even more recent late October update.....he is not the Delphi killer according to his attorney....
Indiana Man Pleads Guilty to Molesting and Trying to Kill Young Girl in Crime 'So Graphic Most People Who Observed It Sought Mental Health Treatment'
James Brian Chadwell II pleaded guilty to kidnapping a 9-year-old girl, locking her in his basement, sexually assaulting her, and trying to murder her.
Chadwell had originally pleaded not guilty to the charges but changed his plea one day after Judge Meyer denied request for a change of venue out of the county filed by his attorney, public defender Shay Hughes. Hughes reportedly said Chadwell couldn’t get a fair hearing after media outlets reported that deputies were looking into the possibility that his client was linked to the 2017 unsolved murders of two young girls in Delphi, Abigail Joyce Williams, 13, and Liberty Rose Lynn German, 14, according to a report from Indianapolis NBC affiliate WTHR.
“Personally, from my opinion, he had nothing to do with that. There’s nothing to suggest, that I’ve seen, that I’ve been told, that he was part of that. So, I don’t believe he had anything to do with the murders of Abigail and Liberty,” Hughes reportedly said. “This was a difficult case and I think it coincides with any other case when there’s a lot of evidence out there you ultimately make the decision to plead guilty.”