People Suspect Pastor Davey Blackburn May Have Something to Do With His Wife’s Murder
(In the days after making this post, I have added new links, mostly at the bottom of the post)
I haven’t been keeping up with this news story all that much. I’ve just skimmed a few other blog posts about it.
A lot of Christian chatter I’m seeing online indicates people suspect that Davey Blackburn, who is a pastor, may have hired a hit man to murder his wife, or he killed her himself. They find his actions suspicious, his demeanor and tone when talking about his deceased wife suspicious.
All I care to say at this point that if true, if this pastor husband did in fact murder his wife or paid someone to have her killed, I would not be shocked.
I already keep a long, running list of such stories – I have many blog posts on my blog here with links to news stories of men who claim to be Christ-followers, who are married, who are arrested for killing or beating their wives. You can view that collection of links (Link): here.
The police said a few days ago that they cleared the husband, but still, a lot of people I’ve seen online think that the husband had something to do with his wife’s murder.
Let this news story of the pastor’s wife being found dead, with a bullet wound in her head, be a reminder that if you do actually marry, there is no guarantee your spouse will live for years with you.
Your spouse may die, leaving you single again.
I mention this because secular and Christian culture tend to paint this picture of life that there is a “soul mate” for everyone, that you will find this soul mate person, marry them, and live happily ever after.
The truth is, your spouse may be a crime victim, get in a car wreck and die, or develop cancer and die.
Christians therefore need to stop placing so much emphasis on “the nuclear family” and marriage – the New Testament teaches that all believers in Christ (and Christ himself) are to take priority over your spouse or blood relations.
The way this works, is that if you are married and your spouse dies, you will not be left completely alone, IF your church family (assuming you have one) will be your family too. You won’t be left alone.
However, many churches don’t view other Christians in this manner; they all think the cure for loneliness is to marry and have some kids. But what happens if you never marry, you divorce, or your spouse dies?
Edit. Here are some new links, by way of Watchkeep’s Twitter and Janet Mefferd’s Twitter:
Jarrett emphasized that the pastor is not a person of interest, but must be investigated because in so many cases, husbands and boyfriends are involved when a female is murdered.
The pastor said he left the house at 6am on the morning of the murder to go to the gym, then found his wife when he returned.
Jarrett said another issue is that authorities cannot pin down the exact time that Amanda Blackburn was shot.
Therefore, Jarrett said police can’t rule out that Amanda was shot before the pastor left.
Jarrett said the suspect in the surveillance image is said to have broken into a home nearby beforehand, but there was no sign of forced entry at the Blackburn home and nothing was taken.
… Jarrett noted that there was no “discernible” sadness, tears or anguish from the pastor during the interview.
He said all people grieve in different ways, but others have also pointed out that the pastor smiled at other points in the interview.
Here are links to the news story about Blackburn and his wife’s murder:
Nov 13, 2015
Indiana crime fighters cleared a popular pastor in the fatal shooting of his pregnant 28-year-old wife and narrowed their investigation to a rash of burglaries in the couple’s leafy Indianapolis neighborhood, officials said during an emotional press conference Friday morning.