Man accused in pastor’s wife’s death charged in 2nd slaying

Larry Jo Taylor Jr (Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department via AP)
Larry Jo Taylor Jr (Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department via AP)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A man accused of killing an Indianapolis pastor’s pregnant wife during a burglary faces another murder charge in a second fatal robbery.

Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry announced Tuesday that 18-year-old Larry Jo Taylor Jr. has been charged with murder and robbery in the Nov. 4 fatal shooting of Rolando Gonzalez-Hernandez.

Gonzalez’s body was found next to his car at an apartment complex.

Photo of Pastor Davey Blackburn, his wife Amanda, and their one child.
Photo of Pastor Davey Blackburn, his wife Amanda, and their one child.

A probable cause affidavit indicates three cooperating witnesses say Taylor told them he robbed and shot someone at the apartment complex where Gonzalez was found.

Taylor and 21-year-old co-defendant Jalen Watson face murder charges in the Nov. 10 shooting death of 28-year-old pastor’s wife Amanda Blackburn.

They also face burglary and other charges in a Nov. 3 home invasion where a woman was raped.

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