Two men were charged Monday in the Indianapolis home invasion that results in the murder of a pastor’s pregnant wife.
The tragic home invasion underscores the need for lawful Americans to own and become proficient with firearms. Tragedies like this can often be avoided if families have a way to protect themselves.
Two young men were charged Monday in the murder of an Indianapolis pastor’s pregnant wife during a home invasion as court documents alleged the gunman shot her “so he wouldn’t be scratched.”
Larry Taylor, 18, allegedly gave his accomplices a blow-by-blow of how he killed Amanda Blackburn, 28, during the Nov. 10 burglary, according to a probable cause affidavit that cited a cooperating witness.
“Taylor stated that she charged at him and he shot her somewhere in the upper body so he would not be scratched,” the affidavit says.
“Taylor then told them that he leaned over her body and shot her in the back of the head. He leaned further, looked at her face, and watched her bleed.”
A short time later, Blackburn’s husband, Davey, returned from working out at the gym to find his 12-weeks pregnant wife face down on the floor, nude from the waist down, and their 15-month-old son still in his crib, the documents say.
After a two-week investigation that involved DNA testing, phone tracking and shoe-leather detective work, police on Monday charges Taylor and parolee Jalen Watson, 21, with Blackburn’s murder.
A third burglary suspect, Diano Gordon, 24, was held on a parole violation but has not been charged in the slaying, apparently because he did not enter the Blackburn home.