Crime

Teen Accused Of Killing Pregnant Pastor's Wife Now Charged With A Second Murder

| by Sheena Vasani
The Blackburn Family.The Blackburn Family.

An Indiana teenager who allegedly killed a pastor’s pregnant wife and raped a woman is now being accused of another murder.

Larry Jo Taylor Jr., 18, reportedly robbed and shot Rolando Gonzalez-Hernandez on Nov. 4 a few days before he allegedly killed pregnant Amanda Blackburn, the Daily Mail reports.

According to WRTV, witnesses say Taylor later complained he only made $10 from the fatal armed robbery of Gonzalez-Hernandez.

On Nov. 3, Taylor raped a young woman at gunpoint after breaking into her house, reports WRTV.

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Police say it is unclear whether or not Amanda was also sexually assaulted before being killed on Nov. 10. When Davey, Amanda’s husband, found his wife's body, he reported she wasn’t wearing her underwear and her shirt was pulled up.

Court documents indicate Taylor showed no remorse in killing Amanda: “Taylor then told them he leaned over her body and shot her in the back of the head. He learned further, looked at her face, and watched her bleed.” 

The Blackburns’ 1-year old son, who was there when his mother was killed, is reportedly unharmed.

Despite the acts of Taylor and his alleged accomplice Jalen Watson, Davey says he forgives his wife's killers, reports ABC.

“Though everything inside of me wants to hate, be angry, and slip into despair I choose the route of forgiveness, grace and hope,” he said.

Still, he mourns, saying he doesn’t know how to face the future without his wife:

“Everything goes in waves. There’ll be one minute that we feel angry and one minute we feel lonely and one minute I feel despair and one minute I feel hope and one minute I feel joy. Almost everything I see and experience reminds me of her and so there’ll be something that will just trigger sadness.”

In addition to rape and murder, Taylor, Watson  have been charged with armed robbery, auto theft and other crimes. A third man, Diano Gordon, has been charged with burglary-related crimes.

Sources: Daily Mail, WRTV, ABC News, Fox News / Photo credit: Amanda Blackburn/Facebook