Amber Pasztor charged with murder in Allen County

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Allen County Prosecutor Karen Richards filed a murder charge against Amber Pasztor Tuesday morning for the killing of Frank Macomber, less than two weeks after she pleaded guilty to killing her two children in Elkhart County.

Pasztor admitted to killing her 7-year-old daughter Liliana Hernandez and her 6-year-old son Rene Pasztor in the back seat of a car after she abducted them from their grandparents home back in September of 2016.

During a jailhouse interview with NewsChannel 15’s Brett Thomas in October, Pasztor also admitted to killing Frank Macomber, who was a neighbor, but Richards did not file charges related to his killing until Tuesday. Besides the murder charge, Pasztor also faces a charge of using a firearm to commit an offense.

Frank Macomber
Frank Macomber, 66, was shot to death according to the Allen County Coroner’s Office.

News of the filing of the charges were delivered to the media via email just after noon.

As part of her plea deal in Elkhart County, Pasztor admitted to being mentally ill. She faces 130 years at her sentencing June 29.

This photo released by the Elkhart, Ind., Police Department shows Amber Pasztor. (Elkhart Police Department via AP)

During her interview with Thomas, Pasztor admitted to fatally shooting her neighbor, 66-year-old Frank Macomber, in a ditch off Wallen Road in Fort Wayne.

Pasztor said she made the plan days beforehand, when she arranged to go camping with him and have sex. Pasztor said she shot Macomber with his own gun once and then took his car. She said she dumped the gun in a river in Michigan.

The Allen County Prosecutor’s Office received details of the Macomber case back in November.  Authorities believe Pasztor killed Macomber before the abducted Liliana and Rene.

Liliana Hernandez (L) and Rene Pasztor (R)