Three suspects have been detained in connection with the sexual assault and murder ofAmanda Blackburn, a pastor’s pregnant wife who was shot during a home invasion robbery on Nov. 10.
Davey, Amanda, and their son Weston. She was raped and murdered by members of a black gang known as "The Kill Gang"
Sources tell FOX59 the three men will also be charged in three additional burglaries, including a rape at the Westlake Apartments.
Police say the men in custody are Larry Taylor, 18; Jalen Watson, 21; and Diano Gordan, 24. Watson and Gordon are in custody being held on parole violations. Taylor, who was previously taken into custody and released, was arrested again Sunday night at a relative’s home, according to police.
Larry Taylor, right, is the man charged with murdering Amanda
Police confirm members of the Violent Crimes Unit and Gang Units, along with U.S. Marshals, arrested Taylor on a preliminary charge of murder in connection with the Blackburn case.
Authorities said the men referred to themselves as “The Kill Gang.”
Detectives have collected evidence linking the trio to a previous rape and robbery at the Westlake Apartments, where the suspects were living until early November, sources say. The men then moved to an address on San Clemente Drive, where detectives believe two of the suspects were captured on a surveillance video burglarizing a neighbor’s apartment. A silver Chrysler Sebring was stolen from that location. Investigators later found DNA linking the suspects to that case.
The trio will also be charged with a burglary that occurred earlier that day near the Blackburn’s home. Surveillance video shows at least one of the suspects in that community around the time of the burglary.
Photos for two of three people arrested in connection to the #AmandaBlackburn case: Diano Gordon and Jalen Watson. pic.twitter.com/hkoISkrLF6— Ryan Martin (@ryanmartin) November 23, 2015
Detectives believe the men entered the Blackburn home, which was unlocked, and confronted Amanda, who was at home with her 1-year-old son. Sources say two of the suspects left with Blackburn’s ATM card to retrieve money, while Taylor allegedly raped and shot Amanda.
Her husband, Pastor Davey Blackburn, discovered his wife’s body after returning home from the gym that morning.
ATM receipts were found in the vehicle and detectives also gathered evidence linking the suspects to the use of Blackburn’s credit card. A gun has also been recovered."The Kill Gang."
Obviously the type of sons Obama never had...
Worse, her husband Davey has already FORGIVEN the murders of her wife and unborn child, despite them never seeking forgiveness... [Amanda Blackburn murder: Davey Blackburn releases statement following arrest of suspect, TheIndyChannel.com, 11-23-15]:
Davey released a statement Monday morning on the arrest:
"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. The investigators have assured me they have a solidly-built case to ensure justice is levied and the process is expedited. The family and I couldn't be more thankful for the level of compassion and professionalism the IMPD and investigators have shown us through the last couple of weeks. My hope is for 3 things in the weeks and months to come:
(1) That the court system would have wisdom on how to prosecute this man, so that no one else endures the pain Amanda and our family have had to endure because of his actions.
Amanda Blackburn's neighbor is helping take care of their boxer "Mel" until Reunited with Davey & Weston @WTHRcom pic.twitter.com/UNkoVEyvFg— Steve Jefferson (@scoopjefferson) November 23, 2015
(2) That through all of this and although there will be great consequences for his actions, he would become truly sorry for what he has done and would even begin to experience the life-transforming power of the Grace and Mercy of Jesus Christ.
(3) That Jesus would give me and our family a heart of forgiveness.
Though everything inside of me wants to hate, be angry, and slip into despair I choose the route of forgiveness, grace and hope. 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. Today I am deciding to love, not hate. Today I am deciding to extend forgiveness, not bitterness. Today I am deciding to hope, not despair. By Jesus' power at work within us, the best is STILL yet to come. Even when I don't see it, I believe it to be true."The best is still not to come for your wife and unborn child. They are dead. Davey, you are free to believe whatever you want, but nothing changes the fact your wife (carrying your unborn daughter) spent her last minutes on earth fighting for her life as she was being raped by a black male - a member of "The Kill Gang" - and no doubt prayed to Jesus Christ himself to intervene.
She was shot in the head for troubles and executed.
You gave forgiveness to the black murderer of your wife and unborn daughter when they never sought it in the first place.