Suspects in Amanda Blackburn's murder charged in separate rape, burglary

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WXIN) -- New charges have been filed against two men previously charged in the murder of Amanda Blackburn.

Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry announced Friday Larry Jo Taylor and Jalen Watson face charges in a burglary and rape that occurred on Nov. 3 on the west side.

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Taylor faces three counts of rape, burglary, theft, armed robbery, criminal confinement and auto theft.

Watson was charged with burglary, theft, armed robbery, criminal confinement and auto theft.

According to court documents, the two men entered the victim's apartment while she was alone. They demanded money and asked where her bank cards were.

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Suspects in Amanda Blackburn's murder charged in separate rape, burglary
In this photo provided by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is Larry Jo Taylor Jr. 18, of Indianapolis. Taylor was charged with murder Monday, Nov. 23, 2015 in the the death of Amanda Blackburn, an Indianapolis pastorâs pregnant wife. Blackburn was shot in the head during an attack at the couple home on Nov. 10. The child did not survive. (Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department via AP)
In this photo provided by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is Jalen E. Watson, 21, of Indianapolis. Watson was charged with murder Monday, Nov. 23, 2015 in the the death of Amanda Blackburn, an Indianapolis pastorâs pregnant wife. Blackburn was shot in the head during an attack at the couple home on Nov. 10. The child did not survive. (Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department via AP)
FILE - In this file frame grab from surveillance video provided by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, a possible suspect walks in the neighborhood where an Indianapolis pastor's wife was shot. Amanda Blackburn, 28, was shot in the head during the Nov. 10, 2015 attack at the couple's home and died the next day. She was 13 weeks pregnant and the child did not survive. (Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department via AP, File)
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Taylor allegedly sexually assaulted the victim at gunpoint while Watson went through the apartment, taking items that belonged to the victim and her roommate.

A cell phone, laptop, television, jewelry, headphones and a purse were taken, along with the victim's car.

Investigators believe some of the items were sold soon after. The victim's vehicle was found.

DNA evidence led police to charge Taylor in this case.

Taylor and Watson also face charges in the Nov. 10 shooting death of Amanda Blackburn. They are also accused of committing two additional burglaries on that morning with an additional suspect, Diano Gordon.

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