INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A stolen sweater, ATM receipt, and cell phone records were key clues in tracking down the men suspected of killing Amanda Blackburn.
The two men facing murder charges are 21-year-old Jalen Watson and 18-year-old Larry Taylor Jr.
Watson and Taylor appeared in court Tuesday morning, where a not-guilty plea was entered on their behalf, which is standard procedure for felony cases. The joint hearing lasted only 12 minutes, with Watson regularly looking at the courtroom gallery. Taylor was soft spoken.
Prosecutor Terry Curry said on Tuesday he has filed an enhancement for murder causing termination of pregnancy, which would add an additional six to 20 years onto Taylor’s sentence for the death of Blackburn’s unborn baby.
The court documents state that Taylor “caused termination of a human pregnancy” when police say he shot and killed Blackburn.
The two men gave short “yes” or “no” answers, except when the judge asked about a speedy trial.
“I don’t want that,” Watson remarked.
The judge approved a no-contact list for the two men. Davey Blackburn wasn’t on the list; the prosecutor said they aren’t worried the men will contact him.n