Suspects ID’d in Amanda Blackburn Murder

Posted by on Nov 24, 2015 at 9:55 am

They all seem like such nice kids.

This is the teenager charged with the murder of an Indianapolis pastor’s pregnant wife – but her widower has said he has chosen to forgive the alleged killer.

Larry Taylor, 18, Jalen Watson, 21, and Diano Gordon, 24, were arrested and taken into custody in connection with the homicide of Amanda Blackburn, 28.

At a press conference this afternoon, Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry announced that formal charges had been filed against the men.

Taylor is facing 13 charges, including murder, after the ‘knowing and intentional killing’ of Blackburn, Curry said.

Watson is charged with felony murder. Both he and Taylor face multiple burglary, robbery and theft charges. Gordon, who was in custody due to a parole violation, is also facing burglary charges.

Curry said that DNA testing was a big break in the investigation that resulted in murder, burglary and other charges being filed.  

He said the testing points to one of the men charged as the person who was later recorded as using her stolen bank card.

However, Curry said there is not yet sufficient evidence to file sexual assault charges in the case.

He also said that a decision has not yet been made whether the death penalty will be sought against the two men facing murder charges.

Curry said his office will review evidence in the coming weeks and meet with the family of Blackburn before making a death penalty decision.

Watson and Taylor are both being held at the Marion County Jail. It was not immediately clear whether either man had an attorney.

Blackburn was 12 weeks pregnant when she was shot in the head as she tried to defend herself and her one-year-old son Weston when her house entered into on November 10. She died later in hospital. 

Meanwhile, some “protesters” were shot under very murky circumstances in Minneapolis last night and the left is completely hysterical. They have zero comment on this story though.

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