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 >>
Islamic gunmen possibly linked to the al-Qaeda terror group initially took 170 people hostage at a hotel in Mali on Friday, reportedly releasing people able to recite the Quran.
CNN reported that at least three people have been killed so far at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Mali's capital, Bamako. Eighty hostages have been freed due to intervention by the army, and attempts are ongoing to rescue the others.
Officials have so far said that the attack is being carried out by two or three attackers who arrived around 7 a.m. in a vehicle with diplomatic plates and fired at people in the hotel with AK-47s. 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 >>
Police officials in Yamunanagar, India, have revealed that a migrant from Bihar "mortgaged" his wife off to a friend in exchange for 30,000 rupees and later killed the lender for refusing to let his wife go after the money had been paid back.
The Times of India reports that upon trying to solve the mystery behind the death of 35-year-old quiltmaker Mohammad Golam, officers in Yamunanagar discovered that Golam had loaned a friend named Sabir Ali 30,000 Indian Rupees, the equivalent of $453, this past January.
The officers realized that this was no ordinary loan when it came to light Monday that Ali had offered his wife, Salma, to Golam as collateral for the loan. 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 >>
A major bomb blast at a market in the northeastern Nigerian city of Yola that killed 32 and wounded 80 people Tuesday night was detonated by Islamic terror group Boko Haram, officials said.
"Thirty-two people were killed and 80 have been injured," a Red Cross official confirmed, according to Reuters.
Bombing witness Alhaji Ahmed said, "The ground near my shop was covered with dead bodies. I helped to load 32 dead bodies into five vehicles." more >>