UPDATE: Sentencing enhancement filed in Amanda Blackburn's murder

Amanda Blackburn's father: "I want to be more like Amanda"

Amanda Blackburn's father: "I want to be more like Amanda"

Amanda Blackburn's father: "I want to be more like Amanda"

Amanda Blackburn's father: "I want to be more like Amanda"

UPDATE: Sentencing enhancement filed in Amanda Blackburn's murder

Larry Taylor and Jalen Watson
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Prosecutors Tuesday filed a sentencing enhancement against one of the suspects in Amanda Blackburn's murder.

The enhancement means that if Larry Taylor is found guilty of murder, he could face an additional 6-20 years in prison because Blackburn was pregnant when she was killed.

Both Taylor and Jalen Watson pleaded not guilty in court earlier Tuesday morning.

Prosecutors say Taylor and Watson entered the Blackburns' unlocked front door on Sunnyfield Court the morning of Nov. 10 after Amanda's husband, Davey, left for the gym. Inside, Amanda put up a fight. But court documents say Taylor admitted to Watson and Diano Gordan he shot Amanda in the back of the head while they were away using her bank cards at the ATM.

Taylor faces a total of 13 charges, including three for murder, three related to burglary (with serious bodily injury), theft, criminal confinement while armed with a deadly weapon and auto theft.

Watson was already in custody because of a parole violation in an unrelated case. He was charged Monday for Blackburn's murder. Ten total counts were filed against him, including two charges of murder, one count of burglary with serious bodily injury, one count of robbery with serious bodily injury, two counts of burglary of a dwelling, three counts of theft and one count of car theft.

Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry says a third suspect will likely be arrested in the case. 

Both Taylor and Watson were assigned public defenders. Watson responded promptly and politely when the judge asked him questions in court Tuesday morning. Taylor replied with an agitated tone.

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Taylor's juvenile record includes repeated arrests for theft, battery, drug charges, running away and more.

In January 2014, police arrested Taylor on Brookmeadow Drive after a chase in a stolen car he crashed.  February 2014 court records show while at the East Washington Street Library with his group home, Taylor ran away.   

In the Blackburn case, prosecutors say DNA found inside their home could lead to more charges.

"We are waiting for some test results and some information before determining what charges will be filed against Gordan," said Denise Robinson, Marion County deputy prosecutor.

The prosecutor's case against Amanda Blackburn's alleged attackers is far from over. They still have to decide on this being a death penalty case.

"There are death penalty aggravators that would apply in the case, but that process is yet to be started," said Robinson.

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