2 Charged in Pastor’s Wife Killing Say Little in Court

25 Nov 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Blackburn suspect: ‘I don’t want’ speedy trial.

A probable cause affidavit obtained by PEOPLE states that 18-year-old Larry Jo Taylor, Jr. – one of the two men charged with killing Amanda Blackburn, the pregnant wife of an Indianapolis pastor – allegedly stood over his victim after he shot her in the head and “watched her bleed.” The affidavit further states that Taylor used his gun to strike the 28-year-old mother in the mouth during the Nov. 10 home invasion. INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities charged two men with murder on Monday in the fatal shooting of a pastor’s pregnant wife during a home invasion of the couple’s Indianapolis home.Watson and Taylor appeared in court Tuesday morning, where a not-guilty plea was entered on their behalf, which is standard procedure for felony cases.

Her husband, Pastor Davey Blackburn, said he had left the home unlocked earlier that morning to go to the gym and work out and returned about 7:30 a.m. to find his wounded wife. After the pair entered the Blackburn home, Watson left Taylor behind and drove away to ATMs in a stolen Sebring to try to use Blackburn’s debit card to withdraw money. Curry said the first significant break in the case came when DNA on a pink sweater stolen from a home near the Blackburn residence was found to match Watson’s DNA profile on file. The prosecutor said that his office would review whether it might seek the death penalty against Taylor and would meet with Blackburn’s relatives before making a decision in about a month. “We meet internally in our office to determine strengths and weaknesses of the case. Taylor also faces misdemeanor public nudity and public indecency charges stemming from an unrelated June incident where he allegedly exposed himself to a woman in a parking lot, court records show.

According to the documents, cell towers determined Watson’s phone was in the area of 56th Street and I-465, placing it near the scene of the first burglary committed hours before Blackburn was shot, on San Clemente Drive.

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