NewsLocal News / November 12, 2015

Pastor's Wife Died Of Gunshot Wound To The Head

The Marion County Coroner's Office released the cause of death for 28-year-old Amanda Blackburn of Indianapolis following an autopsy Thursday.Amanda Blackburn, Indianapolis, homicide2015-11-12T00:00:00-05:00
Pastor's Wife Died Of Gunshot Wound To The Head

Davey and Amanda Blackburn, undated photo

Fox Carolina

INDIANAPOLIS  — Authorities say the pregnant wife of an Indianapolis pastor slain during a home robbery had been shot in the head.

The Marion County Coroner's Office released the cause of death for 28-year-old Amanda Blackburn of Indianapolis following an autopsy Thursday.

Blackburn was pronounced dead Wednesday after being on life support since the shooting Tuesday morning, the Coroner's Office said.

The Indianapolis Star reported that police believe the shooting took place during a robbery, but have revealed few details.

Amanda and Davey Blackburn were both the children of pastors and moved from South Carolina to found the independent Resonate Church in Indianapolis in 2012.

The couple had recently announced that Amanda Blackburn was 12 weeks pregnant. They already had a son, who is a toddler.

In a statement released on his church's website Wednesday, Davey Blackburn said that "Amanda made it her life’s calling to love and serve everyone she knew," and he thanked church members for understanding his need to grieve.

Authorities have planned a 10 a.m. news conference Friday to discuss the case.

 

 

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