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Amanda Blackburn suspects facing new charges

Posted at 2:50 PM, Dec 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-18 20:30:52-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- The two main suspects in the Amanda Blackburn case are facing more charges.

Marion County Prosecutor announced Friday that they will be charged in a Nov. 3 burglary and sexual assault of a woman in a west side apartment.

Larry Taylor Jr. will face three counts of rape and one count of each of the following: burglary, theft, armed robbery, criminal confinement and auto theft.

Jalen Watson will be charged with burglary, theft, armed robbery, criminal confinement and auto theft.

According to court documents, the two men entered the woman's apartment while she was home alone. They then demanded money and stole items from her. 

Taylor is accused of sexually assaulting the woman while holding a handgun to the back of her neck.

The woman reported that a cell phone, laptop, TV, jewelry, headphones and a purse were removed from the home. Her car was also reported stolen.

Police believe the stolen items were sold to people living near 56th Street and Georgetown Road. Those people who bought the items identified Watson and Taylor by a photo array. The woman's vehicle was also recovered nearby. 

Taylor was first identified as a suspect in the Nov. 3 sexual assault and burglary by DNA evidence.

Taylor and Watson are facing numerous other charged related to the murder of Amanda Blackburn, who was killed on Nov. 10.


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