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Pastor speaks publicly one year after wife's murder

The Indianapolis pastor whose pregnant wife was murdered is speaking publicly just over a year after the tragic loss.
Davey and Amanda Blackburn

WHITESTOWN, Ind. (WTHR) - It's been a little over one year since police say three men murdered a pregnant mother in a northwest side neighborhood.

Amanda Blackburn died last November leaving behind her toddler, and her husband. She was just 28 years old.

Thursday night, Blackburn's husband, Pastor Davey Blackburn, spoke out about his family tragedy and life after his loss. He was the keynote speaker at a fundraiser for Central Indiana Youth for Christ at Eagle Church in Whitestown.

Blackburn recounted stories of his relationship with Amanda - how they first met, their first date, and their move to Indianapolis to start a church.

Blackburn also recalled what he went through moments after finding his wife dying in their home.

"After dialing 911, I called my dad. I'm, like, 'Dad, you just need to pray. I found Amanda. I think something's wrong with the baby. I don't know what's going on. She's unconscious. She's breathing, I don't know what's happening'," Blackburn said. "And so I just sat with her and was, like, 'Baby, just hang on. We're going to be okay.'"

Blackburn says Amanda's murder tested his faith, but says it was his faith that eventually helped carry him through the past year.

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