Police in Indianapolis, Indiana, announced Monday that they have arrested a teenager for the murder of Amanda Blackburn, the pregnant 28-year-old wife of Resonate Church Pastor Davey Blackburn, who was raped then shot during a recent home invasion.
A statement from the Indianapolis Metro Police Department said the teenager, identified as Larry Taylor of Indianapolis was arrested on a preliminary charge of murder.
On Monday afternoon Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry announced formal against Taylor and Jalen Watson also of Indianapolis. They were charged with multiple felonies including Amanda's murder. more >>
Amanda Blackburn, the pregnant 28-year-old wife of Resonate Church Pastor Davey Blackburn who was fatally shot in the head during a home invasion last Tuesday, was also sexually assaulted.
Although the sexual assault hasn't yet been officially confirmed by the Indianapolis Metro Police Department, several sources close to the investigation told WTHR that DNA evidence could play a major role in identifying Amanda's killer. The sources noted that during the burglary, Amanda not only put up a fight, but was also tragically sexually assaulted.
The WTHR report further noted that police spoke with four persons of interest Thursday and one of them was identified as 21-year-old Jalen Watson, who was arrested on a parole violation after he spoke with police. more >>
Indiana will soon consider a bill that will implement anti-discrimination measures for LGBT individuals while providing certain exemptions for religious liberty.
Introduced by Republican State Senator Travis Holdman on Tuesday, the new bill will add gender identity and sexual orientation to state antidiscrimination code while including assorted religious liberty exemptions.
According to the bill's synopsis, the proposed legislation will prohibit "discriminatory practices in acquisition or sale of real estate, housing, education, public accommodations, employment, the extending of credit, and public contracts based on military active duty status, sexual orientation, or gender identity." more >>
Perhaps you will cry after reading this heartbreaking note from Amber Byars Wilkinson, the sister of pregnant pastor's wife, Amanda Blackburn, who died after being shot in the head inside her Indiana home last Tuesday.
In a haunting Facebook post just two days after her sister was pronounced dead at a local hospital in Indianapolis, Amber Byars Wilkinson, Amanda's older sister, shared two moving memories about her hero sibling.
The first memory was about the birth of her nephew, Amanda's son, Weston, on July 28, 2014. more >>
Speaking publicly for the first time since his pregnant wife, Amanda, was fatally shot in the head inside their home in Indianapolis last Tuesday, Resonate Church Pastor Davey Black said he is "confused" because his wife "didn't have an enemy in the world."
"It's really hard to sort through all of the emotions of what we're feeling about all this," Blackburn told ABC News. "We're confused. We don't understand why. We're angry. We're not really sure what to do."
"Amanda didn't have an enemy in the world. I can't imagine any reason why. That's why this has baffled us as much as anybody," he said. more >>
Police in Indianapolis have released two still photos of a suspect they believe is responsible for the murder of a pregnant 28-year-old pastor's wife last Tuesday.
Amanda Blackburn, the beloved wife of Pastor Davey Blackburn of Resonate Church in Indianapolis was shot in the head during a home invasion on Nov. 10. She succumbed to her injuries the following day along with her 13-week-old unborn daughter, Everette "Evie" Grace Blackburn.
Investigators told NBC Chicago that the still images are from home video surveillance cameras. The photos show the suspect in a hoodie and police Capt. Craig Converse said at a news conference Friday that the suspect is black and is between 5-foot-6 and 5-foot-9 inches tall. more >>