Three Detained in Connection to Murder of Pregnant Wife of Indianapolis Pastor

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Amanda Blackburn case: Suspect arrested in slaying of pastor’s pregnant wife.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The husband of a pregnant Indianapolis woman fatally shot during an apparent home invasion said Monday that he’s “extremely relieved” police have arrested a suspect in her killing but said it doesn’t “undo the pain we are feeling.” Pastor Davey Blackburn said in a statement that he’s grateful for the overnight arrest of 18-year-old Larry Taylor on a preliminary murder charge in Amanda Blackburn’s killing, which came about two weeks after her death. “Though it does not undo the pain we are feeling, I was extremely relieved to get the news of the arrest made last night of Amanda’s killer,” Davey Blackburn said. Amanda Blackburn, 28, was pregnant when she was gunned down inside the home she shared with Davey Blackburn, who preaches at Resonate Church in Indianapolis. “We are thankful to our federal, state and local partnerships that aided in the apprehension of the suspect in this terrible and senseless crime.A teenager has been charged with murder over the death of the pregnant wife of a church pastor who was shot and killed while her husband was at the gym. Police believe Mr Taylor planned to rob the Blackburn’s home. “I think the most confusing things in life are when it seems like bad things happen to good people,” Ms Blackburn’s husband, Davey Blackburn, told NBC News. “All victims of criminal homicides deserve closure, and as a community we must send a collective message that violence is not an option,” Police Chief Rick Hite said in the statement. Richard Riddle said last week that a resident recovered a gun in a front yard of a home just blocks away from where Amanda and Davey Blackburn live. “Our detectives are looking at the caliber of the handgun recovered, to see if it does in fact match the caliber of the weapon used in the Amanda Blackburn case,” said Lt.

If there is one thing I’ve learned from Amanda in the 10 years we were together, it’s this: choosing to let my emotions drive my decisions is recipe for a hopeless and fruitless life.” Click here to get breaking crime news, ongoing trial coverage and details of intriguing unsolved cases in the True Crime Newsletter. “It’s really hard to sort through all of the emotions of what we’re feeling about all this,” Davey told ABC News last week. “We’re confused. Investigators believe the suspect, whom neighbors also reported seeing walking in the area, may have seen Blackburn’s husband, Davey, leave early in the morning to go to a gym shortly after the suspect allegedly burglarized a nearby house.

Police had sought the public’s help by circulating images of a man caught on home surveillance cameras. “He (God) is what made Amanda special; He is why we’re celebrating her life; He is why we loved her so much, because He just radiated out of her,” South Carolina pastor Perry Noble said at a memorial service earlier this month.

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