Man accused in Amanda Blackburn's death charged in 2nd murder


By: Associated Press

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.

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 Elkhart native Amanda Blackburn in her Indianapolis home.

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