Indianapolis – Last tuesday, Amanda Blackburn 28, was found critically injured after being shot in the head inside her house. She died Thursday, being 12 weeks pregnant with her second child.
Law enforcement authorities announced last Friday in a press conference that hey have new information on the case. “To the individual who committed this crime: You are not as good as you think you are,” said Eric Hench of Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, according to USA Today.
According to police officials, an earlier burglary in the neighborhood where the Blackburns live may be linked to the case. Although there weren’t no signs of forced entry into the home, the police believes that the suspect saw an opportunity when Davey, Amanda’s husband, left for the gym.
What is clear is that the murder case has shaken the community, as law enforcement officials said that there are a lot of “angry and tired detectives working the case”. Doug Carter, of the Indiana State Police, said that their are going after the responsible of this crime. “We are coming. We are coming,” he said.
Early in the morning
She was found around 8:30 am in her home, in the 2800 block of Sunnyfield Court. Police believes that the suspect broke into their house. Blackburn lived in the home with her husband Davey, a pastor of the Resonate Church, and their 1-year-old son that remained unharmed. Amanda’s organs were procured for donation.
The Blackburn family had moved from South Carolina in 2012, to start the Resonate Church. Davey Blackburn found his wife on the floor when he returned from the gym Tuesday morning. Amanda’s husband was ruled out as a suspect.
Footage found by the police shows a male suspect between 5 feet 4 inches and 5 feet 9 inches tall, slim-to-medium build, wearing light pants and a two-colored hoodie. The police could recover the face of the suspect from the footage, although he tried to hide it from neighbors.
Also, a dark SUV was reported in the area, as neighbors reported hearing shots. Police officials say that they are handling other information that wasn’t revealed and they also stated that they will release the suspect’s photo and other images when forensics ended their analysis.
However, Indiana State Police said that they are offering a $1000 reward for any information that could help the case.
The criminal’s future in jail
The person responsible for the murder is potentially facing decades in prison for this crime, as the fact that the victim was pregnant could worsen the sentence. Legal experts say that anyone arrested, with connection to the crime, could be charged beyond the murder.
This means that the murderer could be facing more than 45 to 65 years of prison given that some of these cases could be punishable even with the death penalty. It depends on how the state prosecutor approach the case, and also if the killer knew or didn’t knew if the victim was pregnant.
Faith as a guide
Davey Blackburn said on his church’s Facebook page last Friday that he “cannot thank you (the police and the community) enough for the unbelievable outpouring of love that you have shared with my family over the past few days. We are going to have church this Sunday, just like we always do.”
Source: USA Today
15 thoughts on “Police have new clues on the Amanda Blackburn’s case”
I hope the detectives in this case thoroughly investigate the husband. I’ve watched a couple of sermons that he has done he seems very crafty and full of himself. I find it strange that all of the articles say that the husband is no longer a suspect. how can that be when so many of these cases turn out to prove otherwise. another sad case of someone hiding behind their false religion Is what I believe. Once we come to realize that all these false religions are not led by God but by Satan himself, then we can see how these tragedies happen and someone can go on without a conscience even thinking they did anything wrong
Since I’ve seen this news on Tv I couldn’t stop searching for more and more news. To me, it is so…fishy..Go on youtube and do a search for his name and watch the Q&A 1, Q&A 2, Q&A 3. Meaning they they both took some videos of themselves a few weeks prior to this, To me, Amanda looks like a brainwashed wife, with a dead end marriage and life, mentally abused. I definitely think he has a lot to do with this. But if…let’s say …the husband killed her at 5:30 am, left the house at 6:11 am and left her to die, and returned back home from “gym” at 8:30….I just feel it…he is so guilty….
They were in marriage counseling. Yep, something is definitely fishy.
Said the Olympic conclusion jumper.
Unfortunately, you’ll see.
I am so relieved that my mind and perspective are not in any way like yours.
It doesn’t make sense that a burglar who stole tvs and audio equipment on a very small lot suburban cul de sac street at 4:30 am would hang around to notice a guy leaving his house at 6:30 am, then shoot the guy’s wife at 7 am without taking anything and when many people on that quiet street were probably awake. This is very fishy.
The husband is responsible for this. I don’t give a rat’s ass whether he was seen on video surveillance at the gym. Time will prove this guy had his wife and unborn child killed.
I saw a program where a judge read his statement and counted the number of times he said “me” and I”. He rarely mentioned his wife at all, and only then it was in reference to her as his assistant or something. This is so unnatural. I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s a murder-for-hire type of thing.
I noticed the same thing – it was horrible. To the publishers, um, you might want to invest in an editor to prevent some of the really egregious errors that this story contained.
“A male suspect….” bla, bla, bla. Does’t say a thing about him being black. Is this the level we’ve gotten to in our effort to not offend? It’s disgusting.
At least we’ve not sunken to your disgusting level of racism, David, where every suspect is automatically assumed to be black or Muslim. So bla, bla, bla back at ya, a-hole.
I only assume they’re black if the race isn’t listed. Man up.
I assume you haven’t kept up with this story. There is a video of the suspect and he is black. The article, however, simply states it was a male around 5’4″ tall. It seems strange to me this is the only amount of information they put in the article when it’s a killer who’s on the loose. Some other papers had printed his race. Why you hide that when it’s a question of public safety. I guess they don’t want to OFFEND anyone.