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Amanda Blackburn murder suspects say little in first court appearance

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The latest in the case of the Indianapolis pastor’s wife who was fatally shot (all times local):

10 a.m.

The two men charged in the shooting death of an Indianapolis pastor’s pregnant wife have said little upon facing a judge for the first time since their arrest.

A Marion County judge entered not guilty pleas for 18-year-old Larry Taylor Jr. and 21-year-old Jalen Watson during a hearing on Tuesday morning.

They quietly answered the judge’s questions about whether they understood the charges, but didn’t say anything about the accusations that they broke into the home of 28-year-old Amanda Blackburn shortly after her husband left for the gym about 6 a.m. Nov. 10 for a trip.

Prosecutors on Monday charged the men with murder.

Court documents say Taylor shot Blackburn three times, including once in the back of the head.

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