Monday, November 16, 2015

Davey Blackburn: Life Insurance on Amanda



The "Celebration" drew more than 2,000 people to "Resonate Church" on November 15, 2015. This appears to fulfill the statement made about the meeting.  

That there were predominantly pictures of Amanda with Davey was not unexpected when viewed in light of his two statements made to the public. 

Amanda Blackburn was murdered days before in a home invasion robbery in which police said her husband, Davey Blackburn, is "100 percent" innocent.  He was at the gym when his pregnant wife was killed. 

When Davey Blackburn issued a statement, no deception was indicated, though the statement did not show any concern for the vicious head-shot killer on the loose, nor did he mention his pre-born child in the statement.  Given the position of faith, he did not say anything about his hope or belief for Amanda's status:  that she was in heaven. 

None of this, however, implicates him in her death. It raises suspicion, however, because it is not "the expected", even when the expected is viewed within a realm of faith.  

What was also noted in his statement was a narcissistic like focus upon himself.  

After posting this, I was directed to his church's website and youtube for his videos.  

In one video, filmed just a month ago, he and Amanda reveal how troubled their marriage was.  Both use language to indicate a severely dysfunctional relationship, and Davey speaks repeatedly about sex, including using his own example, for his mostly young audience.  There appears a strong competitive attitude towards his wife, as he corrects her, over-talks her, and humiliates her with personal anecdotes; mostly about sex, and specifically, his own sexual needs and drive.  

In other videos, he speaks about sex, not so much as biblical teaching, but his own sex life, with the emphasis upon his own sex drive, again, before a presumedly young audience, as he is theatrical, walking back and forth, dressed in tight shirts, as the self described 'unconventional' method.  He refers to his "bad" marriage, but repeatedly brings the topic back to one thing:  his own sex drive.  

He describes it with anecdotes, including having to schedule a "date night" with his wife, of whom he "fights" often.  He demanded "sex before dinner" lest he be incapable of "concentrating" on the dinner conversation.  He humiliates his wife and de-personalizes sex, all while reminding the youthful (teenaged) audience of his strong need, and his strong sex drive, again, while imitating voices, including his "British accent", with much visual additions, including gestures normally associated with actors on a stage rather than ministers. He constantly reminds his audience of the severity of the marital relationship while then moving on to his sexual needs, drive, and, in some cases, lack of fulfillment.  

When inviting people to the Sunday service, he wrote that it was a "celebration", though the killer remains at large, and that they would "laugh" together and "mourn" too.  

This is hardly the expected.  

Statement Analysis measures the typical "expected" versus the "unexpected" with presupposing that the speaker is truthful and innocent.  Then, when that which is expected is absent, the absence is analyzed, and the words that replaced the expected, that is, the "unexpected" words, are then analyzed.  

His statement showed its focus upon himself, as predominant, and did not even mention his murdered pre born child.  It was then used to draw a large crowd.  

The religious language is geared towards negating human emotion as if faith suspends the natural grieving process of which Statement Analysis takes note of, including:

Despair, shock, anger, call for justice, and lots of fear:

A killer entered his home, killed his wife and pre-born child, and may return to kill him and his child. If his faith is "above" feeling fear, what about concern for his neighbors, knowing the killer may return?  It too, is missing. 

In viewing  another of his 'performances' from the church's website, he makes a joke about a life insurance policy, not for he and his wife, but on her life. Given what has happened, police must look into this angle and clear him of any possible involvement.  

He speaks often of the gym:  he was at the gym, on video, at the time of the killing. Some have speculated that his personality may have undergone a dramatic change after building up his body, causing the obsession with sex that is found within his words. 

He said that her pregnancy was a cause or factor in their bad marriage:  his wife was 12 weeks pregnant at the time of her death. 

He spoke often of his "needs", which, in one video, he justifies as being "articulated", which suggested that since he made this clear to his wife, any lack of fulfillment would be her fault, and reminds the young audience that unless the wife "knows" the needs, she cannot meet them, labeling the problem of "unarticulated needs' being the man's fault.  

What we have is a narcissistic controlling immature male who, by speaking of his own sex drive before a young audience, may be grooming, even if inadvertently, as his words are designed to cause all focus to be on him, while his clothing and theatrics affirm. 

Then, after the performance, he is able to "connect" with the young people.  

Thus, for example, teenaged girls are told of his sex drive and sex needs, having just seen him display himself in his hip, young clothing, with tight shirts, strutting back and forth, entertaining them, inviting word pictures within their young minds,  specifically, of him and his sex drive

That any instruction would include personal example is expected, but when it comes to the private sex life of a husband and wife, this is not expected.  He uses it to insult Amanda, and to humiliate her, even mocking her own modesty.  The videos are very difficult to watch in themselves, but more so knowing Amanda's fate.  

If Blackburn is unconnected to the shooter, he is certainly a very troubled and perhaps clinically immature young male, of whom I would not allow my daughter to be anywhere near.  

Interestingly enough, Statement Analysis is first found in the Bible, itself, in the great Solomonic custody decision.  The Scripture also teaches that from the very "abundance" of the "heart", that is, the seat of the intellect and emotions, the words are spoken. 

On average, a person has about 25,000 words in their own vocabulary.  When speaking, they move into this dictionary and pull out which words, the syntax, the verb tenses, and location of each word in order to make sense. 

This process takes place in less than a micro-second of time.  

This allows Statement Analysis its great accuracy rate.  

When someone is deceptive, this rapid process has a small disruption in time, causing internal stress for the speaker, which shows up in the polygraph, as well as in the language.  

What we talk about reveals our priorities.  When we repeat a topic, the topic is important to us.  When we repeat a word, the repetition is seen as a "sensitivity" to the word.  

Thus, Statement Analysis will note the repetition of themes, and specific words.  

When we speak, we also "leak" out information which is what is on our minds.  When Casey Anthony spoke about her "missing" daughter, she said, "In my heart, I know she is close" and "check the familiar places..." as her murdered child was found less than a half mile from the home, in the woods familiar to Casey. 

Think of this location when Cindy Anthony threw out the search team and said, "George and I don't believe that Caylee's in the woods or anything."

"Contrary to rumors floating around out there..." Justin DiPietro. 

This is something that we all do, and it may be that should Blackburn agree to an interview on television, or if the 911 call is released, that we may have an answer to the question,

"Is Blackburn involved?"

Right now, we do not know the answer.  

Police should, upon arresting the shooter, make certain there is no connection to Blackburn, including any potential motivation of greed (life insurance) and marital discord, as his 'career' is paramount in his language.  I would not be surprised if we are told that only small items were stolen, but nothing of value.  This could signal that robbery was a cover for murder. 





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lynda said...

SA doesn't really look at body language as it's all about the speech, but I did add hand movements, grins, because I noticed that I think eveytime he started to talk about the Lord, he started to use the gestures of one doing a sermon. You know, what alot of pastors do to start riling up the crowd so to speak..he went right into his "role" as pastor. It's all about the word..that is the only time he didn't stop, start, stutter, etc. He still doesn't use the word murder, he did not correct George and say..Hey George, did you forget she was pregnant and my beautiful little girl, Evie Grace, never got a chance to live..he also did not address at all, even tho asked, about other burglaries in the neighborhood. You would think that he would have repeated the cop mantra that there was a house 2 doors down, blah, blah..

Karl said...

People commenting here keep saying that they hope Davey is not involved. Why? I hope he is the one who did it and the police are able to prove it and arrest him. From his own comments he seems to be a very dangerous person.

Shannon In CA said...

I find her journal entry suspicious. Why would an expectant mother with a one year old son, who is presumably happily married, say she doesn't know what the future will hold?

Of course she doesn't know exactly what the future holds, but that signals a fear to me. Fear of a big change. Like...thoughts of divorce? Because a happily married mother does know what the future holds, barring crazy unseen emergencies. Maybe she was just philosophical in general...but it just seems like an attempt to reassure herself that no matter what happens, Jesus will take care of her. Doesn't seem like something someone who doesn't have something going on would write (like a family member who is sick, or another big life change, etc...don't consider unborn baby a big change as they already had one).

KD said...

Notice - especially at the beginning of the video - whenever he is asked about the investigation or crime he looks away from the camera briefly....

trustmeigetit said...

When asked why anyone would want to hurt Anandahe said....

"I, I can’t, I can’t imagine"

I forget what Peter says about when they repeat I there times?



Juliet said...

Good job, Lynda. :-) just a couple of thoughts at first read:

well, he's finally actually managed to be complimentary about Amanda as a mother. He can't give a straight answer. He doesn't say Amanda loved him and he loved her - Amanda loved people, and Jesus. He can't say no, he couldn't think of anyone who would want to harm her. He says she didn't want her life on display -so maybe those Q & A videos caused her to question if she really wanted to continue in the marriage and to carry on being exploited/humiliated as part of Davey's ministry - in view of what he said about the journal entry.

Is he maybe worried someone in the family might be able to identify the person in the surveillance photo? Strange response there, almost as though he is going to say the family might,mother goes into neighbourhood being close.

Shannon In CA said...

Why does everyone (by this I mean davey and family as obv the media got this from them) keep swearing the baby was a girl? SHE WAS 12 WEEKS PREGNANT! Short of a blood test, it's too early to know the sex. I was desperate to know because I desperately wanted a girl and I moved to Japan at 15/16 weeks and paid for an ultrasound at 15 weeks, which is the earliest the place would confidently state sex. And it's only like 80% right at 15 weeks. They did tell me they'd checked one of the techs at 11 weeks and predicted a boy, which was correct...but boys look like girls for at least 11/12 weeks. And "girls" can "turn into" boys even after 15 weeks. Just depends how fast the boy develops. I also had a dr do a 14 week ultrasound and he refused to even guess bc it was too early.

They may have hoped for a girl, but they are stating this as fact and it bothers me. Because it feels like a way to seem more concerned on his part. "Oh...lovely evie grace! Our little girl!" In reality it's more like "oh our unborn baby who we believe was a girl and who would've been Everett grace if we were right." Just seems off to me. Small point but it has been bothering me.

Juliet said...

mother - then goes.

Stupid auto-correct

Juliet said...

Maybe she was further along than twelve weeks - news reports stated that it had been recently announced Amanda was twelve weeks pregnant, but recently might have been weeks ago - depends what they,mean by recently.

Anonymous said...

The autopsy would determine sex of the baby :(

Anonymous said...

Sociopaths do not have the ability to genuinely feel for anyone but themselves. They mimick what they see others do when they are feeling sadness or happiness for others. They miss so much of the subtle unconscious body language that is present when people experience genuine emotion. This is why most people pick up on something is off about them or something creeps them out. One thing that is almost impossible for them, is too generate tears unless of course they are experiencing genuine sadness for themselves, like when caught or convicted of crimes. I think there was a serious attempt to show the sadness/crying that would be appropriate for anyone talking about their child growing up without such a loving mother. There does not appear to be even the slightest bit of sadness for himself or the child because even while making exaggerated crying facial expressions, there was not even a slight glossing of the eyes. I believe I saw a brief look immediately after this, that seemed to show an awareness of failure in front of an entire "nation" with HD tvs.

Foolsfeedonfolly said...

Just my opinion I here, but I found it a little too pat that this 6:11-6:45 not-a-home-invasion robbery/head shot murder of a pregnant white mom is committed by a "black male". My initial thought was, "Black? Really? How do you know?"

Obviously, LE has more info than they're releasing and there's always "a method to the madness". ;)

The expected? For me, at least, some outrage from the Indy black community that this seems like a stereotyped set-up... especially given the pics released by LE. There's many a "white boy" in my neighborhood/city baggin' it wid their pants, sportin' a hoodie, and their gangsta strut. There's also quite a few people in my city that we can't tell if it's a guy or girl, back or front (height, walk, stride, clothing, shape, hair, face, voice, or otherwise). LOL It's a sad day when you're looking for bra straps to try to figure "it" out...not kidding (and even then that's no guarantee).

Frankly, I think I'd be offended if I were black. The house robbed 2 doors down @5:30 w/ item pick-up @6, thief/thieves walk around/wait around to see Davey leaving @ 6:11, go in and shoot his pregnant wife and apparently take little of value. There's no car pulling up to load haul as in 2 doors down, LE said "something" taken (not things-as in multiple- even though they have computers, likely at least one TV b/c Davey watches games & his Netflix reference, likely cell phone, etc.). Initially, it was reported that she was shot somewhere around 6:45 (perhaps substantiated by neighbor statements?), so there's at least a 34 minute time gap. That doesn't mean a robber immediately entered the house at 6:12, but every waiting minute increases the odds of being caught. Seeing the street (how tight the cul-de-sac actually is), I'm even more suspicious of an early morning robbery, with little taken (again, LE wording), and a head shot murder...and then to find out they had a neighborhood crime watch in effect and neighbors knew the first homeowner was away often?

Wouldn't you think if you were going to steal a vehicle and break into a house, that you'd: pick a better target than a mediocre cul de sac neighborhood; a better time than when most people are up & getting ready for work; a house without a large dog; and run before you'd shoot a pregnant woman in the head? I mean, just the vehicle theft is a Class D felony with 1 1/2 yrs + up to $10,000 fine. Now tack on use of weapon in the commission of a felony and murder. One would think a robber skilled enough to shoot a moving target in the head would want a pretty decent haul for the risk. I know thieves aren't always the brightest bulbs, but most have a pretty general idea of how far is to far to go, should they get caught.

*NOTE: I just realized we are assuming from what's been released that Amanda was a moving target. She may have been injured otherwise that rendered her able to be shot in the head. LE has been careful to say it was the head shot that killed her. Anyone have a direct quote? I've read a lot about this lately and don't want to misquote-I seem to remember seeing the phrase "that ultimately killed her". If someone has more time and can verify, I'd appreciate it.

The dog puzzles me because according to Amanda's Instagram account pics regarding the dog, she rarely left her side. Amanda called her "little human". LE said the dog greeted them when they arrived on scene. So, where was the dog in all of this? If Davey came home and found Amanda shot, wouldn't he have penned up the dog before LE arrived? 911 Dispatchers generally ask if there's a dog in events like this because you don't need a responding officer or EMS worker attacked by a protective pet.

Anonymous said...

What!? Where did the article go about Davey's GMA performance??

CJ said...

Okay, woke up this morning and the great redaction has begun.

This is the content of the Instagram video that disappeared from the church's Twitter feed overnight.

It was excerpted from Sunday's sermon which was the "Worship on Worry" event that Davey was planning in his Tweet on October 14.

Davey is on stage holding a hand gun. Standing downstage from him is a male church member (pastor?) wearing a hoody with the hood up, hands in pockets, and facing away from Davey.

As Davey preaches, he punctuates his sermon by raising his gun and mock shooting this guy, urban street execution style. The audience is gasping and laughing, the other actor is trying unsuccessfully not laugh.

"... instead of worrying about the job situation, you've got to ... (CLICK!) WORSHIP.
(Reload)
"Maybe, instead of worrying about the project at school you've got to study and then ... (CLICK!) WORSHIP.
(Reload)
"Maybe, instead of worrying about what other people think about you you need to ... (CLICK!) WORSHIP.
(Reload)

There appears to be a one-two week lag time for the church to post its sermons. Let's wait and see if the video of this one ever appears!

CJ said...

CORRECTION: Title of the sermon is "Worship is a Weapon to Wage War on Worry."

Amy Smith said...

Wondering that too.

Juliet said...

Anon - I just clicked to read the comments on it and they weren't there - refreshed and the article was gone. Maybe Peter didn't see the transcript and is adding to it or published a draft in error, or something. I read it - it was good.

KD said...

http://www.wthr.com/story/30538924/davey-blackburn-speaks-about-losing-wife-unborn-baby-in-violent-home-invasion

"This past weekend has gone by, it felt so empty because I haven't had her," said Blackburn.

WOW. I, I, I, I....

Anonymous said...

Why was the new analysis post of GMA interview taken down?

Anonymous said...

what was on the instagram post that was deleted?

Anonymous said...

Why did the GMA statement analysis post disappear?

XianJaneway said...

What happened? Were you threatened?

Juliet said...

CJ - I posted that video of Davey with the mock gun - he link is in one of these threads somewhere - I think I said 'as for Davey's immaturity:' followed by the link. Most inappropriate as sketches go.

John Mc Gowan said...

I think Peter is updating it, now he has the transcript.

Anonymous said...

Video of war on worship. Davey with a hand gun and someone on stage with a hoodie over their head. I screenshot it this morning before it was removed.

Anonymous said...

Trust there was a good reason it was removed, most probably not due to threats.

Suzanne said...

Maybe he's just nervous but he sure is stuttering a lot. Not eloquent like in his sermons.

Sus said...

I did. The news site I watched the press conference on had a small part of in the house, also.


Why did the police only release on the street? What's the strategy?

Anonymous said...

Stephanopoulis kept trying to talk about Amanda and the murder, and Davey kept changing the subject, reverting back to talk about Jesus.

Anonymous said...

What happened to the other post?

Anonymous said...

New video of him speaking out on another news channel: http://www.wthr.com/story/30538924/davey-blackburn-speaks-about-losing-wife-unborn-baby-in-violent-home-invasion

Anonymous said...

my first time commenting- but watching the local interview with him and shocked at his hearty laughter when asked what Amanda's dreams were for her son. He laughs hard and long and goes on to say she wanted him to play basketball but he won't be tall so he can't. He wants him to play basketball. Then tries so hard to cry when asked about his unborn daughter. He then laughs 2 seconds later about how they didn't know for sure if it was a girl but they felt it was and she wanted to raise a girl in a "drama-free" way but he laughs heartily again and says he doesn't know if that's possible. Now hes reading her diary on screen. It's ghoulish. All of it.

Anonymous said...

Not a tear in the local interview. Lots of fake crying.

Anonymous said...

anon 11:52
who made that instagram post? Was it Davey or the Church?

Anonymous said...

Can someone give me a link to the screen shot of cd with gun and other guy with hoodie?

John Mc Gowan said...

trustmeigetit said...

"When asked why anyone would want to hurt Anandahe said....

"I, I can’t, I can’t imagine"

I forget what Peter says about when they repeat I there times?"


Hi

Pronouns are instinctive. The pronoun "I" is the single easiest word in the English language; something that each of us has used, literally, millions of times. It is fair to say:

We don't get it wrong.

Thus, our Statement Analysis "Stuttering I Scale":

Since we are so good at pronouns, particularly, the pronoun "I", we take careful view of when a non-stuttering person stutters on the pronoun "I" and we find:


When there is:

two (2) "I's" in a statement, the subject is experiencing an increase in stress at the question.

three (3) "I's" in a statement and the subject is experiencing anxiety at the question.

four (4) or five (5) "I's in a statement and the subject is close to a nervous breakdown.

six (6) or seven (7) and the subject is likely going to be hospitalized.

Eight (8) or more?

This is extremely rare and will likely only be found in a homicide in which the subject had a close personal relationship with the victim. The emotions would be intense in this homicide. PH

Anonymous said...

was the etsy shop Amanda's AND the sitter's or was it just the sitter's?

trustmeigetit said...

The latest post has been removed about him on the show..

Bummer. Was so excited to read that..

Sus said...

As some have mentioned, the police have a much better picture of the suspect. They have video from inside the other burglarized home. The police stated that in their press conference. I've now seen it on two stations.

So what's the purpose in only releasing the two "impossible to see" photos?
To appease the public?
The arrest has been made?
They want the second and third? (In the house and driver.)
Trip up Pastor Davey?

I don't know. Ideas?

Carnival Barker said...


He's much more animated in the local interview. He's trying with all his might to eek out some tears and get choked up, but he ends up just looking like he's trying to eek out some tears and get choked up. Check out time stamp 8:00 to see what I mean.

Also, I thought it was interesting that the cameraman kept zooming in on his face to check for tears.

http://www.wthr.com/story/30538924/davey-blackburn-speaks-about-losing-wife-unborn-baby-in-violent-home-invasion

Statement Analysis Blog said...

Please be patient.

The discussion of the public statements of Blackburn can continue here on this thread.

Peter

trustmeigetit said...

Do you have any idea why anyone might want to hurt Amanda?

CD: There’s not, there’s …Amanda didn’t have an enemy in the world, um she , I, I can’t, I can’t imagine any reason why um, that’s why this has baffled us as much as, as anybody, and so we are trusting the investigators...


What stands out to me here is that LE is stating this is a home invasion gone bad. They are not saying they have no idea.

So if that's what your being told I would expect him to say that.

Like of my husband was killed and it was being called a home invasion that would be where I would go. I would probably say they think she may have walked in on a robber or they must not have expected anyone to be home.

KD said...

I cannot believe how much he smiles and laughs throughout the local interview.

dch said...

Just watched the local video. He is such a happy camper!!! So creepy.
Check it out at 6:25. He sounds like Owen Wilson (blonde Wilson brother actor), trying to choke up about his daughter but can't! And yes, exact same thing at 8:00!

Mike Rophallus said...

His use of the word "process" twice in the GMA interview was odd ("through this whole process"). The expected term here by a victim, imo, would be "ordeal" or "tragedy."
Is that just me?

Sus said...

Though Pastor Davey says he can't imagine why someone would hurt Amanda, notice he actually sets up that exact premise.

Just as Jesus did, she was nice or worked with those who others wouldn't. (Sorry I don't have his exact words to quote.)

This worries me. He's moving suspicion from him and onto an unknown "certain type" that others wouldn't associate with. Has this ever been said before about Amanda, or does it fit the profile of the burglaries.

Anonymous said...

Interviewer: "um, if you could say something to either the people who know something that happened or even to the person who did this...and you don't have to answer that, you know, but what would you say?"

DB: Bows head, sighs "ummmm, well, (clears throat) if I could say something to somebody who knew something I would beg em to come forward and share whatever information they have (shaking head slightly)...ummm, you know, I mean we we want to find whoever did this, we want ummm, (smiles and laughs) It's such a conundrum. In our hearts we want justice, um, but Amanda lived her life on this mission that said (chokes up) even the unforgivable can be forgiven, and as I'm reading through her journal and she saying like (smiling) 'I don't feel this but I believe this and I know this to be true' like...we try to wrestle with that and we try to say Jesus help us believe and help us forgive in the midst of all of this.


sounds like he CAN'T say something to somebody who knows something and his focus is on whoever destroyed his family being forgiven.

dch said...

Carnival Barker - I think the camera person couldn't believe DB wouldn't shed a tear so zoomed in over and over at end and couldn't find any. Wow!

KD said...

I would really like to read Peter's assessment of the local interview - particulalry Part 2, when he gets more "serious"....and tries to explain why they (WHO?) are at peace and says that Amanda would want the killer to be forgiven.

Anonymous said...

I lived within a half-mile of this area for decades. Murder may not be common in this neighborhood but crimes like burglaries are, given its proximity to slum locales... basically it's very convenient to shady apartment complexes and it's also right off the highway. There's a lot of misinformed speculation in this thread such as doubt that burglars would target an area like this at the time of day they did. My experience living in this area tells me they can and will hit your house whenever they feel like it and you'll be left scratching your head as to why they did that and how they could be so bold. We're talking forcible entries through living room windows at 10 in the morning, or kicking down your back door at 2:00 in the afternoon. Those things happen all the time right here. Most likely? Yet another burglary, this time gone haywire, where the perp got spooked by Amanda, did the deed and split just like the timeline suggests. Davey may act strange but so what.

Foolsfeedonfolly said...

Just hitting the personal highlights for me (Pt.1 of 2):

" Oh my gosh, I wish I could tell the world everything about her, I wish I had the time to but..."- It's a week later, this is his third public statement, he determined to preach Sunday "like normal", he orchestrated a massive televised funeral, and he accepted a televised appearance on a well-known venue. I would expect him to readily be able to share what Amanda was like with viewers; she was his wife of 7 years. Instead,he stalls implying he doesn't have enough time...even though he's been given a platform and invitation to speak. This tells me he has an agenda that he wants to speak about and it is not Amanda, his wife.

I: I know the community came together in a memorial service for Amanda over the weekend, what do you want the world to know now about your wife?
CD: Smiles, Oh my gosh, I wish I could tell the world everything about her, I wish I had the time to but, um, I think what I would really wan…the world to know is that she loved Jesus with her whole heart.

Davey is mirroring the interviewer's language here. Here comes the agenda. His marketing strategy-heavy Church is very into brand recognition and dependent on high energy programs and productions and numbers to measure "success". "And she loved people, and she spent her life..."- We know from Davey's sermons and those Q& A videos that the order is His ministry career, Davey, and then Amanda. He not-so-subtly claimed she had less time for him physically when she was pregnant or taking take of a child (he defined as high stressor on their marriage and his list of marital conflict was Sex 1st & Money 2nd)-she was both. Yet, his high energy, with a program-a-week, and small-groups-in-between Church, demanded Amanda's time and attention.

"And she loved people, and she spent her life pouring her life out to people. She served people,..."- Generally speaking, the phrase is pouring her heart out for other people or pouring her life into other people. Maybe this is just me, but I find his phrasing more than a little disturbing, as with a gun shot wound to the head one's life is literally pouring out. This is also the third time he's referenced her serving in a statement. For someone who's very self-centered, immature and demands that his needs be met first and his career is top priority, IMO he resented anything that took time from him. Please note that he has yet to tell the viewers what Amanda meant to him or even Weston personally. It's all about her public ministry life.

KD said...

Local interview part 2 - he basically says Amanda would have wanted this.

Carnival Barker said...


Anyone have a link to Part 2?

trustmeigetit said...

It's the idea that the husband would kill his wife and child. Not that I guess it matters at the end of the day. Murder is murder. But something so much worse when it's someone who was supposed to love and protect you.

Sus said...

KD,
That has been his theme all along. It began with his first statement. It really is like Amanda was sacrificed for his "perfect ministry" and specifically the growth of his church. I have written on it many times in previous posts.

KD said...

Carnival - Part 2: http://www.wthr.com/clip/12009012/davey-blackburn-interview-part-2

trustmeigetit said...

Is there a way you can share this with is? Put online somehwhere? This frightening.

Anonymous said...

Rubbing Hands: When someone quickly rubs their palms together, it's a sign of positive expectation. Haven't you ever made exciting plans and while talking about them with someone, you rubbed your hands in impatience looking forward to the event? Observe some people who are about to throw dice...they'll quickly rub the dice inside their palms before throwing it in hopes of good fortune, go to a local club and watch the MC introduce his special guest for that night...they'll rub heir hands while saying "We have a special treat tonight ___". One thing you have to notice though is the speed in which the person is rubbing their hands together. If a person rubs their hands together quickly this means they are hoping for a honest positive outcome for themselves and/or everyone, whereas if they rub their hands slowly, this can clearly be interpreted as a sign of deviousness and sneakiness. Many used car salesman use the slow rubbing hands movement while trying to get rid of one of their old black smoke exhaust bombs.

Anonymous said...

DB said not one word on Amanda as a mother.

Amy Smith said...

I thought police have said there was no forced entry.

trustmeigetit said...

Thank you! So this is highly concerning then considering the question!!

Anonymous said...

There wasn't any forced entry. The door was left unlocked.

Anonymous said...

I agree that he believes she was sacrificed and she forgives him because she was sacrificed for the sake of Jesus and spreading his word.

Anonymous said...

Here's a raw video interview with Blackburn:

http://www.wthr.com/story/30538924/davey-blackburn-speaks-about-losing-wife-unborn-baby-in-violent-home-invasion

Carnival Barker said...


Thanks for the link, KD.

In the first minute of Part 2 he's talking about whoever did this and he says, "sometimes we feel lonely, sometimes we feel --" he starts to say "guilty" but abruptly stops himself. 0:46

http://www.wthr.com/clip/12009012/davey-blackburn-interview-part-2

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if the pastor did counseling?
Counseling would be the ultimate way to communicate without having record of a conversation.
If something was planned, cousneling would offer the ultimate way to do so.

Anonymous said...

I apologize for this lengthy post, but this is the statement of a man of faith a out the murder of his wife last Friday in Paris, from Antoine Leiris, whose wife died in the massacre at the Bataclan theater:

"On Friday night you stole away the life of an exceptional being, the love of my life, the mother of my son, but you will not have my hatred. I do not know who you are and I don’t want to know, you are dead souls.
If the God for whom you kill so blindly made us in His image, each bullet in my wife’s body would have been a wound in His heart.
Therefore, I will not give you the gift of hating you. You have obviously sought it but responding to hatred with anger would be to give into the same ignorance that that has made you what you are. You want me to be afraid, to cast a mistrustful eye on my fellow citizens, to sacrifice my freedom for security. Lost. Same player, same game.
I saw her this morning. Finally, after nights and days of waiting. She was just as beautiful as she was when she left on Friday evening, as beautiful as when I fell madly in love with her more than 12 years ago.
Of course I'm devasted with grief, I will give you that tiny victory, but this will be a short-term grief. I know that she will join us every day and that we will find each other again in a paradise of free souls which you will never have access to.
We are only two, my son and I, but we are more powerful than all the world's armies. In any case, I have no more time to waste on you, I need to get back to Melvil who is waking up from his afternoon nap. He’s just 17 months old; he’ll eat his snack like every day, and then we’re going to play like we do every day, and every day of his life this little boy will insult you with his happiness and freedom. Because you don’t have his hatred either.

Sus said...

I don't know about counseling. He coached or volunteered with a young football team. You can see a picture on Amanda's Twitter.

XianJaneway said...

Oh crap, now he's talking about how "bad things happen to good people," and about "God's plan to restore us." "Amanda was great at restoring furniture; God is amazing that restoring lives."

Anonymous said...

^^ that is the post of a Christian man filled with grief. Mourning his wife snatched from him by the hands of a murderer. God did not call us to not have grief over our loved ones. He doesn't expect joy in the face of pain and tragedy. Davey Blackburn is mocking God.

Sus said...

OT
Obviously, I need to bake more. I cannot identify cookies.

KD said...

I too read the statement by the poor Antoine Leiris and was moved....agree with anon above 1:09.

Foolsfeedonfolly said...

Part 2 of 2:

It's as if Amanda had no value to him outside of his Church and his needs. She's an extension of him and gets no recognition outside of what she contributes to his Church, his career, and his sex life. That's a hallmark of Narcissistic Personality Disorder.

"it’s devastating to the family an , and um, ya know the fu, funeral this past Sunday was just an amazing celebration of, of her life an, we just um, we were so grateful for, for friends and family comin’ to show support, and the nation um, there were over 6500 people tuned in across the world um..."- Put yourself in Davey's shoes. Your wife of 7 years who has shared your homes & dreams, failures & triumphs, your ministry career, your home, your son, your bed has been shot in the head in your own home, right after you left for the gym. Your precious, defenseless 1 yr old was just up the stairs, trapped alone in his crib through the violent confrontation (the yelling, screaming, shooting, crying), and left alone for 2 hours. His security, the primary person who loved him, fed him, changed him, clothed him, played with him, sang to him, snuggle him, read to him, put him to sleep, took him on outings, introduced new places/people/experiences to him, and comforted him has been ripped away from him...and he has no way to understand any of it= inconsolable. Your unborn baby died in her mother's womb, unnamed, unseen, never got to take a single breath...and this killer is out there walking around. Davey, the human being, at best should be shaken to the core.

He's not. He barely acknowledges the loss with "it's devastating (one word) to the family..."- Not me, not Weston and I, not our family, not our families. He's excited about the media coverage. He has yet to tell viewers what Amanda meant to him personally** or to Weston. Priorities? Instead, he's excited about the massive media coverage. He's so impressed with how many viewers the funeral garnered that he quotes numbers and let's us know it's "across the world", not just in the U.S. **Actually now that I think about it, he has told us in so many words what Amanda meant to him personally.

"um, and, and, what was so great about Amanda is she was so selfless, that she didn’t want here life to be put on display ever, but she wanted Jesus to be put on display. We feel like that’s what happened at the celebration service, that Jesus was lifted up and people’s lives have been changed because of that."- Here, he remembers that he should be talking about Amanda. Note "put on display" is repeated twice and in the context of "over 6500 people tuning in across the world"-public appearances and an audience are important to Davey.

XianJaneway said...

Anon 1:09, come on. I've seen Christian men filled w/ grief. Heck, even Jesus wept, when he was only moments away from **Raising Lazarus from the dead!** This is why Christians should be outraged whether he had anything to do w/ her killing or not: this type of theology is poisonous.

KD said...

XIan - anon 1_09 was referring to the statement by the man who lost his wife in the Paris attacks, posted above. Not Blackburn.

Anonymous said...

XianJaneway - I was saying the man who was talking about his wife in Paris was a Christian man filled with grief. In stark contrast to Davey Blackburn who claims he is holding himself together because has such a close relationship with Jesus.

Anonymous said...

I just watched a woman on my local news who could barely talk because her dog had been hurt during a botched surgery. The dog lived. She could barely speak without breaking into tears and her face was red.

I was with my father several years ago when he died... although not unexpected and certainly not a gunshot wound to the head there was some blood involved and the image still causes me to get distressed and tear up. Many years later.

He never speaks of her suffering...of her fear...of her horrific last moments before being brutally shot in the head while turning to run for her child. He laughs and laughs and smiles and seems excited and ready to just get past this point in the "process". He won't be this patient for too much longer. I fear for their son.

I wonder how long it will be before his son is taken. I keep thinking of the Powell case.

Anonymous said...

Sus said...

OT
Obviously, I need to bake more. I cannot identify cookies.

November 17, 2015 at 1:12 PM
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ROFL!! Post of the day and I hear ya!

Anonymous said...

As in any other business deal, we have to consider who benefitted most in Amanda's death. Since she was murdered, you might think this doesn't apply but it does.

1) The robber. What did he take? Just her ring(s) with a nice sized diamond intact, maybe a diamond watch, or diamond earring studs, maybe some sterling silverware pieces that were given as wedding gifts? Does anyone know?

2) The two sets of grandparents or the siblings on both sides? Nothing there to gain. They'll be used as permanent babysitters, housecleaners and food preparers for poor widowed Davey. He won't ever have to lift his lily white hands again, not to change the first diaper or do the first load of laundry; not that he ever did. No more paying the sitter either. We'll take over, the poor lamb can have visitation anytime he choses.

3) The hubby. He'll be raking in more donations than ever now; got to have help raising that baby, you know. Now that he's free he can have all the women he wants running in and out of his bed. No more having to whine and suck up to Amanda, begging her for sex when he could have far better than she is in bed. No more Amanda taking the spotlight off him, disagreeing with him, challenging him, acting so almighty godly, questioning him, trying to pin him down, checking on his computer to see what he's been up too; no more supporting her either.

Been waiting for this day! Uh, the grief? It'll die down soon enough. NOW he can come and go as he pleases and by golly that's exactly what he intends to do. Ahhh... then there's the life insurance? I wonder, did he think to put double indemnity on it? (Obviously, I don't trust this guy for five seconds. I don't trust LE to crack this case either. I think it's way over their heads). ABB

KD said...

This just hit me from the article on WTHR.com - it's in the text, not the video interview:

"Davey Blackburn now wears his wife's wedding ring around his neck.

"She didn't want to be on display. She wanted Jesus to be on display. So she wanted something simple. Princess cut ring. Nothing gawdy. It's only a half carat," said Blackburn."

Why wouldn't a robber/murderer steal the ring???? Why is he going on about how simple and (seemingly) not that valuable it is?

Link: http://www.wthr.com/story/30538924/davey-blackburn-speaks-about-losing-wife-unborn-baby-in-violent-home-invasion

Anonymous said...

BTW, I did not like his choice of words; how "she loved the unlovable." Who the hell is he to determine "WHO" is unlovable, or anyone else for that matter. This 'unlovable' judgment can be made just by looking at someone, their manner of dress, how they walk, talk? What a pompous ass. These are supposed to be Christians and according to Christ, he loves everyone, certainly enough to die on the cross for them! Show me where He designates some as being unlovable? ABB

Anonymous said...

uhhh yeah... that, or maybe one of the local innumerable thugs just decided to shoot her when the fight wasn't going his way. I'm sure his presence on her cul de sac at the time of the deed was a coincidence.

Suzanne said...

Sometimes people preoccupied with sex consider themselves "unlovable". Maybe he was subconsciously referring to himself?

Anonymous said...

Thanks KD. I guess you answered the question about Amanda's wedding/engagement ring. So what did the intruder/murderer take? Anything? ABB

Sus said...

Pastor Davey is a Narcissist Personality Disorder. We've all seen it in his videos and in his statements. His obsession with sex is a symptom of it. His "desires" trump all. He has a Christ-like self image, and plans to set up the perfect ministry as Jesus did on Earth.

Therein lies the problem.

Amanda was killed by an intruder, and Pastor Davey sees it as further "proof" from God of his mission. As a narcissist void of emotion, he has no idea how to react to her death. Everything we see is a mixture of imitation how he believes he should act and how he truly feels - nothing, his wife was an object to him to further his wants.

Or Pastor Davey was involved in his wife's death in some way. If this is the case she was of no use to him any longer. She was not furthering his church and "perfect ministry." Since he keeps speaking of how this is what she wanted for him, I find this to be a real possibility. That there was some struggle between them where her focus was not on his ministry , but on her home, children, new pregnancy??

I am wondering more and more lately if Pastor Davey informed the burglars of the empty house. Then the plan was for one of them to go to Amanda's where she was already shot by Pastor Davey. The pay off there was to receive something. It's strange that the other young man that was in the first home left. The vehicle left. Why did they know they only needed one person at Amanda's? It keeps running through my head it could be to retrieve one thing as payment. That's what the police said, "How could you, how dare you take and sell something from a dead person?" Could it be a gun? Set up like she was defending herself?

Anonymous said...

Interesting CD quotes on the Love Song Q & A video:

14:53 He spoke to Paul being one of the most "famous" people of the Bible.

Is that leakage of his desire?

15:20 " Marriage is a responsibility" Speaking about being single he said, "Maybe God is calling you to do something by yourself, solo, to advance the Kingdom unhindered. It's not a sickness to be single. Sometimes it's a season, sometimes it is a calling." Any married person who says marriage is a hindrance is unhappily married.

NPD and sociopathic people do not like being responsible for others. They like others to feel responsible for them. I think his wife was a wise woman who expected more maturity from her husband and challenged him frequently. She told him he was lying at least twice in the Q and A video. She wasn't afraid to call him on his BS in public, I imagine home life was much more volatile. Personality disorder types are really good at manipulation. I bet every time she was done with him he was able to turn her around because it furthered his famous aim to have them look like a good looking Christian couple. Did he suspect she was going to leave him and decided to change the trajectory of her departure? He certainly chose to reveal an interesting part of her diary to GMA. Sociopaths have zero empathy. They learn how to read "the weak", us normal people. His charisma and grandiosity make him appear special, but anyone who spent any time with him would see the Jekyll Hide stuff. His single minded pursuit of fame he twisted into God's plan for his life and most likely bought it.

Side Note: I worked in a senior position for a Christian Ministry for several years. In my job I met pastors from mega churches who flew in to our worship conference in private planes. Some with riders like you'd see a rock star having. In one case a pastor asked that all conversation and eye contact be directed to his assistant beside him, he travelled incognito as if he'd be mobbed upon arrival to the hotel. I've left organized religion because it's a business, worse than any other because it disguises itself as a sheep. Personality disordered people have learned to hide wide open in these communities.

There is no doubt that LE is looking at him.

Lemon said...

This case is tragic. It is also fascinating from an SA perspective because of the lack of the "expected" and abundance of the "unexpected". So much is being revealed it's almost painful in its unfolding.

Anonymous said...

Karl, your post at 10:30 this morning, I totally agree. Let's put it this way; if he isn't the one who killed her, I think I'll question my judgment the rest of my life. That's not all, I think Peter thinks so too, he's just being too cautious to say so which I well understand. ABB

Tania Cadogan said...

Why would he read her diary?
Diaries are private, you can leave notes to yourself, feelings and emotions you can't share. Doubts, hopes and fears all written down to be looked back on, positive results, things that didn't turn out as expected, things that went wrong.

it is where we put our innermost thoughts and feelings, we confide in ourselves perhaps to look back and make a decision.
We ask questions and write them down, seeing it written down allows us to think of answers or solutions.

She wrote about what the future holds, Is this where she saw what was happening within the marriage and perhaps decided she had had enough of beuing used and abused in publi under the guise of sunday sermons, tired of havoing to have sex with him before dinner so he could concentrate on dinner, tired of seeing him preening and strutting before a rapt audience, tired of seeing him pretend to be devout when all it was was the look at me i am awesome church of davey with davey as god.

Is this perhaps a motive?

If he saw her diary(did she ever read his or was this one way only in order for him to control her?)

If she spoke about separation and divorce, that would be a real blow to his ego and also to his church.
The pastor being divorced by his wife for whatever reason could not be allowed to happen.
A dead wife though would be a godsend, notice he spoke of how many people tuned in worldwide
he plays the sympathy card and donations flood in for the college fund etc.

He is now available for sex whenever he wants, all those sweet young things falling under his spell.

He knows he can introduce a new girlfriend sooner rather than later in the guise of all the support she provided, Amanda knew and loved her/ Amanda would give her blessing, you know the spiel.

It is disturbing how much distance he puts between himself and his now dead wife and unborn child.
It is as if she was some distant acquaintance rather thyan his beloved wife.

Also all the pronouns of WE
Who is the WE he refers to?

Also what's with the THE FAMILY
Why not MY FAMILY?

I will not be surprised if she was injured before he left, we still have that 40 minute odd temporal lacuna.
I will not be surprised if he hired someone to kill her.
I will not be surprised to learn a mistress or lover killed his wife.

Tania Cadogan said...

"This past weekend has gone by, it felt so empty because I haven't had her," said Blackburn.

I don't know about everyone else, i see this a leakage of his demand for sex.

Another term for having sex, sometimes used by men in relation to a woman is "I've had her"

Is he telling us he doesn't miss Amanda his wife and mother of her son and unborn child, he misses having sex with her.

This is a man who demands sex before dinner so he can concentrate.

Given all the media attention he has been getting and the services, is someone else giving him sex so he can concentrate?

Foolsfeedonfolly said...

Part 3 of 4(Sheepish grin)

Note that Davey is somewhat gushing about the "funeral", which he immediately self-corrects to "celebration". Note also that the question was about what information police have shared with him.

Surprise,surprise! Davey talking over the interviewer- where have we seen that before? (Q & A videos talking over Amanda). Note: Davey is very intelligent, used to addressing crowds, and has no trouble expressing himself in his many sermons and those Q & A videos...yet he seems to be having quite a bit of difficulty formulating simple sentences in this interview with an extraordinary amount of uh's, um's, and an's (and a few you knows too). He appears to be doing a lot of self-censoring, in an attempt to craft a response. Why? He should be speaking from the heart.

The Question is: Do you have any idea why anyone might want to hurt Amanda? "There’s not, there’s …Amanda didn’t have an enemy in the world..."- Technically, that may be true. The enemy was not "in the world"; the enemy was in her home-the person who killed her. For someone so outspoken and used to public speaking, he verbally stumbles and fumbles awkwardly. Then he proceeds to kind of gush about trusting investigators. Isn't this the place he should be saying how he/they are trusting God (since he so heavily emphasized how with God the best is yet to come)? It seems insincere and inconsistent with his previous "faith" statements.

Then when he's asked to address viewers who may have information on the crime, he really falters and stumbles. Again, the unexpected given his media savvy-ness and very public social media presence. It's interesting that he mentally connects this with reading Amanda's diary. It's disturbing that of all the entries he could have recounted, he chooses the one where she expresses personal insecurity about the future (and that she had sought to reassure herself with scripture)-who or what was causing her to be concerned/worried/afraid? Thinking of the verse prompts him to "put on his pastor-ness" (our family saying when a person suddenly becomes more solemn and holy when they put on certain clothing or step up to a podium or pulpit).

In answering about any neighbors or anyone recognizing the person in the photo, It seems odd to me that he would use the word "obscure". Perhaps it is because of my own internal dictionary, but I would have expected him to say it wasn't a very good picture/it wasn't a very clear shot of the person/ or the description is vague. I would term it indistinct, vague, or ambiguous because the subject could be interpreted by the general public as male or female (and even "blackness" can be faked per Rachel Dolezal). He proceeds to stumble awkwardly through this exchange as well.

Foolsfeedonfolly said...

Part 4 of 4 (and I'll be quiet, well quieter) ;)

Finally, it's as if the interviewer has to prompt him to talk about how this will affect Weston. Who calls a murder, the subsequent investigation, and your toddler growing up without his mom "a whole process"? Davey finally tells the viewer something personal about Amanda the person, but only in relation to Weston. He makes what seem to be obligatory compliments about her as a mom, tacked on to the end of the interview (he did have time). ;) He immediately reverts to pastor-speak. How does one "dialogue" with a 15 month old exactly? Wrapping up with pastor-speak.

I hear a lot of religiosity. Real (sincere, authentic) Christians aren't afraid to take their anger, questions, and intense grief to God. Fake Christians put on the act of being super spiritual. Real Christians know God is going to get down in the trenches, in the valley with them and walk them through a tragedy or loss...and it is a walking through. They are honest about the loss, present and long-term, and it's impact. It's not pretty, nor perfectly packaged for public consumption. It's a brokenness that only God can put back together and make any sense of. When you emerge in time on the other side, you recognize that your life is going to go on and you're going to have good experiences again, but you acknowledge it's going to a different version of life.

Anonymous said...

Very good information with great comments. There is also a gofundme for Davey, seen here https://www.gofundme.com/5b9s2h6s that has collected $4,360.00 and another here https://www.gofundme.com/zra9x5x4 although a female by the name of Juanita Whitacre drops a comment that states, "Leslie - I am sure you want to help, but the family has asked that all donations be sent through the church website RESONATE.ORG Creating these gofundme pages is NOT what the family wants. Please contact them, and ask. They will explain why. God Bless you for wanting to help, but there are ways the family would prefer." In addition, they had the celebration of life ceremony for Amanda which most likely brought out more donations. I say all of this to directly point at the pathetic $1,000 reward that is currently out. CD was on GMA this morning, not a word about upping that pitiful reward money. She was a mother, daughter, sister, wife and this is the best they can do? CD is going down, let's just hope law enforcement see's this con artist for what he is. KS.

Anonymous said...

"We still have that 40 minute odd temporal lacuna"? Please elaborate. I have some 2nd hand knowledge of this case but I'm not aware of this.

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Carnival Barker said...


KD, GREAT catch about the "burglar" not stealing Amanda's engagement ring!

At one point in Part 2 the interviewer asks if there was anything DB would like to say to whoever did this, and he puts his head down forlornly to gather himself, then starts his choked-up routine when he starts to talk, which ultimately results in him having nothing to say to the killer. My question is, why would he get choked up talking to the killer? Wouldn't he be angry and spitting fire?

Also, I would like to know what his purpose is for being on this media blitz. He doesn't have a message to say to the killer, he's not appealing to the public for information, he's not even giving out the number to the police department in case someone out there has a tip. Is it just so he can read his wife's private diary to the world (The one he said that she didn't even want him reading)?!!? Seems to me it's all about adding to his "growing ministry."

Speaking of the diary heard 'round the world, I'm calling foul. After reading from it he held up the journal and said there are countless entries in there and it's filled with honesty, blah, blah, blah, but yet I noticed that her last entry the day before she died was only about three pages into the book. I wonder if Jesus Christ Superstar hand-picked some specific passages from the Bible and ascribed them to her as a way of her foreshadowing and being at peace with what happened.

Anonymous said...

Love Song Q and A video note: Also interesting is the response to the question about divorce at the 38:47 mark. Both Davey and Amanda use gestures before answering. Davey touches and scratches his arm and Amanda's hand goes to her face. It's an uncomfortable question for both. In fact CD is stumped as to how to answer, which is not his typical response. He then moves his hand up to cup his chin in a self comfort attempt. Her answer is revealing. To paraphrase she says God hates divorce but doesn't hate the person who gets one. She advises people to do all they can to make it work. "You pursue everything you can out of your spouse, you try everything in your power to make it work. You can't necessarily change your spouse, you can't make them want that with you." She was able to respond first to the question because she had been living the likely scenario of marriage failure. I really like how she comes across, authentic. Tragic that she was murdered.

Tania Cadogan said...

The temporal lacuna is that every day for years, he has got to the gym at 5:30 am

The day his wife Amanda was murdered he didn't get there till 6:11 am

Why the change in a habit of several years on the day his wife happened to get murdered in their home?

What changed?
What caused the delay?

Anonymous said...

Why would the burglar necessarily have the presence of mind to take her ring? He just had a struggle with her culminating in a brutal head shot. My source says she was actually shot thrice: head, arm, abdomen. Bullet holes were in the walls, indicating MANY shots fired. With all that commotion, most likely he wanted to high tail it out of there immediately. Witnesses saw the guy leaving, adn he was walking briskly.

Anonymous said...

Anabolic steroids?

Anonymous said...

Maybe he overslept? Who knows. We don't know how faithfully he kept to that 5:30 routine. Just speculation. Anyway, did he kill her before going to the gym to casually work out? Did he do the deed while thug life was two doors down having a field day?

Anonymous said...

This may sound callous, and it is, but I would beg and borrow from anyone I knew to add more than a measly $1000 reward for information on who executed my spouse and unborn child.

And yes, perhaps in the next interview less Jesus talk and more begging the public for help and screaming the Crime Stoppers tip line!




Anonymous said...

The walking perp looks like a female..size/stride. And why if they have video of two men from the burglary down the street do they not release the stills from that so the public can help catch them.

Baggy jeans and a hoodie do not necessarily = black male.

Anonymous said...

Sadly you took his preaching out of context. I wonder what you really know about this horrible incident if you have to put this on the husband.

Anonymous said...

He's striding like that to keep his pants from falling down.

CJ said...

Davey Blackburn's YouTube account: (scroll down for the three Q&A videos with Amanda):
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpvXRaryB8oaSSLbGoOuSag

Resonate Indy Sermon videos:
https://vimeo.com/resonateindy/videos

Anonymous said...

In my head I'm imagining a scenario- A narcissistic pastor woos a young impressionable female employee/ church member/ babysitter and tells her that God wants them to be together and she can help him change the world but only if his wife is "sacrificed" and killed for the sake of them and the church and Jesus. She falls for him and it and wants the wife gone as badly as he does. They hatch a plan- he shoots the wife and leaves then the girlfriend walks by on surveillance as a red herring since he is known to be at the gym at this time. He's able to make sure the dog is up and the baby is safe in his crib. Possibly she even breaks in down the street earlier into a house that is known to be empty most of the time to the neighbors. Maybe he did that with her while the wife slept.

Most 15 month olds are up and out of their cribs by 6:15. They do not sleep late...but he made it a point to tell us in his latest interview that the baby was so good because he slept 12 hours a night.

Anonymous said...

One thing that really bothers me about his church is they have this whole #ForIndy campaign but the premise is doing random acts of kindness. Yet they take pictures and post to social media all their random acts of kindness which I feel like is super narcissistic and kind of negates the idea of doing something randomly nice for someone.

Anonymous said...

Here is the link to one of the gofundme sites for DB mentioned above: https://www.gofundme.com/5b9s2h6s

If you look at the comments there, you will find this one left by Megan Griffith, who has been mentioned in previous posts as being a former babysitter and intern for DB who apparently also lived with them at one point. Suspicions about her were mentioned by others here because of several Instagram and Twitter posts she made and the fact that she runs an Etsy business where she paints wooden signs...two of which read, "Nothing is Wasted" and "The Best is Yet to Come"...both favorite hashtags and sayings of DB. She is obviously monitoring fundraising sites and mentions "our church", which implies she is a current member, and directs people to donate their funds there instead. Adds to the suspicion that she may be "the other woman" who may stand to benefit one day from the funds raised? Below is her direct quote from the gofundme site.

"Hi, I'm a close friend of the Blackburn family and we are trying to mainstream all donations to the family. We are super thankful for the heart of people as they are giving to this family that we love. We do not have a giving site set up at this time and are asking that all donations that you wish to give would be given through Resonate Church. Please see our Resonate Church Facebook page OR www.ResonateIndy.com for more details. Thank you for your continued prayers."

Statement Analysis Blog said...

I may restore the post by 5pm EST including the new analysis.

John Mc Gowan said...

OT Update:

Germany terror alert: 'Ambulance packed full of explosives' found in front of stadium ahead of international match

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/germany-terror-alert-ambulance-packed-6849876

Anonymous said...

http://daveyblackburn.com/

More of this narcissist sex-obsessed guy and his student ministry from 2009 and older.

Randie said...

Peter and other statement analyzers please analyze the GMA interview!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

anon 02:27
Interesting note about Ms. Whitacre's comment on the gofundme page to direct all donations to the church. Through a google search, it appears Ms. Whitacre resides in Elkhart, IN...Where poor Amanda is originally from. Guessing she is a friend of the family.

Anonymous said...

What about the police indicating camera footage showing D as being present at the gym during the killing? How do these elaborate theories explain that one away? My source indicates the police were able to dismiss D right away due to the testimony of his neighbors also.

EmilyH said...

I don't think most of these imply that he did it personally, even though its possible dependent on timeline. I think most would say if he wasn't directly involved, he may have indirectly been involved. I have never been on blogger site like this but after viewing Davey (and Amanda) in his preaching videos....I would press anyone to tell me that there were MAJOR problems with their relationship and with Davey personally. Big enough issues that her ending up murdered is not so farfetched.

WTHR Interview Part One said...

Interviewer: Okay, Davey, let’s start off with your name, please
DB: Yeah, Davey Blackburn
Interviewer: Spell your first name
DB: D-A-V-E-Y B-L-A-C-K-B-U-R-N – is the last name.
Interviewer: Okay, just so we have it on camera, too – how do you. what’s your son’s name and how old is he?
DB: Yeah – Weston. He’s fifteen and a half months. and Weston’s spelled W-E-S-T-O-N – yeah.
Interviewer: You know what, why don’t we just start off with him?
DB: Okay
Interviewer: Tell me about him
DB: Okay [laughs]
Interviewer: your son
DB: Um, he is the biggest bundle of joy, um, anybody could ask for – probably the perfect baby. I know everybody says their baby’s perfect, but – uh, he really is – um, mostly because he sleeps [laughs] all the t – all the time, um, twelve hours at night – um, two hour and half to two hour naps a day, and so that makes for a happy baby, and um. Amanda was such a great mom and um, spent so much time with him, and um – uh, he’s, he's just, he’s got her eyes, he’s got her smile, and so he has the two best features about her. She had these beautiful blue eyes and he has these beautiful blue eyes that just squint when they smile and they’re like crystals, they just pop when they smile, and so, um, he’s, you know, going through that stage right now where he knows when he misbehaves [laughs], he’s trying to push the boundaries and stuff, and so, um, but it’s still cute at the same time – you know what I mean, and so, he’s just, he’s just a doll, I just love him.

Interviewer: What do you, I don’t know how to ask you this; what are you going to tell him about your - his mom?
DB: You know, Michelle, that’s um, every time I think about Weston growing up without his mom, it um, that’s probably the thing– I don’t know if I’d say it hurts the most, but that’s the thing that always [takes deep breath] hurts. That’s – it’s hard to think about that because she was such a perfect mom, and she instilled so much in him in just the fifteen months that, um, that we, you know, that she had him, and um, and, and so – there’s going to be countless stories, and there’s going to be so many people that tell so many things about how great she was to him, and fortunately we live in a day and age where technology – we have video, and we have pictures, and we can kind of show him that this is what your mom was like – but the most important thing to Amanda would have been, and would be, that through all of this that he grows up loving Jesus, and loving people, um, the way that she did, and um, um, that’s um, that’s um - I’ll be honest with you, I, I am apprehensive about that as he grows up, my worst fear would be that he would take this – he would look at this tragedy as he, as he begins to process through it that he would become angry at God, and um – but I’m, we’re trusting, we’re knowing that um, Amanda’s life and Amanda’s legacy is going to draw his heart closer to Jesus, and that he is going to, um, fall in love with Jesus the way that Amanda was in love with Jesus – and so that’d be the most important thing I’d tell him, and there’s countless things I’d wanna tell him about his mom, and how much she loved people, how much she was, she was hope to people who were hopeless. I can’t tell you how many people have come up to me and said ‘I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for Amanda – and I wouldn’t have the hope, and I wouldn’t have the purpose, and I wouldn’ t have the sense of I know what my – I don’t know what my future holds but I have hope in what my future holds. I can’t tell you how many people have come to me and said ‘I wouldn’t have the hope of a relationship with Jesus without Amanda’. And so I would want to tell him that, um, over and over and over and over that his mom provided hope, um, in hopeless situations.

WTHR Interview Part Two said...

Interviewer: What kind of - we all have these dreams for our kids, you know – what were her dreams for him?
DB: [laughs] Um, well, she wanted him to play basketball [laughs] but he was probably cursed with our height so he’s probably not going to play basketball – um, I want him to play baseball – we were always talking about that, you know, umm – but most importantly, you know, her dream, like I’ve already said, is that he would grow up loving Jesus. We were going through a book together called ‘Shepherding a Child’s Heart’ – and just how do you exactly – it says shepherd a child’s heart to follow after Jesus, and she was just so into it, and she was so engaged in it, and she was so applying it through the whole thing – um, and so that would be her biggest dream for him, um. We prayed often that, and I still do pray, that Weston would have a dramatic impact in this world, that he would be um the kind of, the kind of man one day that, um, that, that shakes, um, nations because of his faith, because of his, his, his belief and trust in Jesus, and um, you know, we um, we had dreams of just doing family stuff – we love doing family stuff, we loved um – Fridays were our date day, Amanda and I, and so her grandparents would watch Weston and we would spend the entire day together and we’d do date night, and then Saturday morning um, she would go garage saleing, and I would take Weston, and do Daddy Sunday, and we’d meet up again Saturday for lunch and we’d spend the rest of the Saturday on a family day. Tuesday nights were family night - so she just had all these dreams of like what do we do for family nights, and what do we for family vacations and talking about getting a big beach house, you know, renting one out one summer with all the cousins, just watching urh, our little boys grow up together – um – her brother and her sister both have little boys about the ame age and so – she had all these dreams of what, what we wanted – um.
Interviewer: But what about the new baby?
DB: Yeah –
Interviewer: I’m so sorry
DB: - yeah, um.
Interviewer: I’m so profoundly sorry
DB: She was, she um, it was too early to know the, um, the gender, but she was sure it was a girl [laughs] – and um, I was sure it was a girl, um cos I always wanted a little boy and I wanted a little girl, and um [sighs] and so um, I think she wanted to [laughs] I think she wanted to be able to raise a daughter without drama, which [laughs] I don’t know if that’s even possible but you know, she -that’s. that’s who she was, she was dramaless, it felt like – I mean like – there was – she, like things didn’t get to her, um, the way it gets and she, she didn’t ride on her emotions, she was so, she was so sure, and had such a bedrock of her faith, um, journal entry after journal entry after journal entry I was talking to you about it’s just it, and eh - she journaled every day, and she’d say ‘I feel this, but I know this to be true – and, and ‘help me, Lord’, um, um, ‘sink deep into what I know to be true and not my feelings’. And so she wanted to raise a girl like that, um, that wasn’t gonna ride the emotional rollercoaster of emotions, but, but that would be – yeah [nods as if agreeing with interviewer] that would be, that would be. Um, solid, and not, not someone that would discredit their emotions but be solid in their faith through their emotions, and so, um, we were going to name her Everett – Everett Grace – um, we hadn’t decided on the middle name, but I went ahead and decided on the middle name, just to um, keep a little piece of Amanda in that, and um, we were going to call her Evie, so.

WTHR Interview Part Three said...

Interviewer: Was she going to have the dimples?
DB: [laughs] I hoped –
Interviewer: I bet
DB: I hoped, yeah, I hoped.
Interviewer: Can you show some of the entries?
DB: Yeah [picks up journal, clears throat] Amanda loved our church, um – she loved the - what God called us to do, and she loved the mission of trying to reach people in Indianapolis who seemed like they were the unreachable, who seemed like they didn’t have the hope – the unforgiveable, the unlovable –and that was her dream and her goal and her mission, and so her last entry, um, on Monday morning, so this was after Sunday’s service. She would get up every morning and she would read the Bible, and she would journal, and she would kind of journal on her thoughts and prayers, and um, this is what, this is what her last entry was, um,
‘Turn your eyes upon Jesus’ – it’s an old song, um, ‘Turn your eyes upon Jesus, look full in his wonderful face, and the things of earth will grow strangely dim, in the light of his glory and grace’. And then she said, this was her prayer, ‘ Lord, an amazing Sunday yesterday. It truly filled my heart to see so many people in your church, Jesus. Learning, growing and meeting you, and taking next steps. Thank you for letting me get to see all of this with my own eyes. I love you, Lord. Glory and praise to you. ‘
Um, so that was her last one, and then last night I sat and like read a bunch of them. She was always mad about me reading her journal because she would always like pray things about me. [Laughs] She’d be like ‘Please, Lord, show Davey this’ y’know – and it’s crazy, the Lord would show me, you know, but um, she was never pushy, she was always, she was a praying wife, and um, supported me so much in everything and – but, um, people have asked a lot, like ‘How are you getting through this?’ Like ‘How do we’ – um, it doesn’t feel like strength to us, but I guess it looks like strength to the world. It feels like complete despair and weakness to us, um – but in the midst of that, hope. Um, hope that God’s gonna take this situation, and even though it’s, it’s trash, he’s gonna turn it to treasure – hope that he’s going to restore and redeem this situation, and, and so that’s, that’s the strength that we draw on, is from the Lord, and um, and um, she wrote this a few days before, um, she was killed, and um, uh, I think it sums up what we feel, and uh, it says:
‘Lord, I don’t want my faith to waiver because of something like that’ – she was talking about an emotional situation she was going through. She said ‘It does make me nervous to think about “what ifs”, but even if the “what ifs” happen, I know it’s because of your plan. I know it’s because you are the author of my faith and this story’. And she wrote her favourite verse – ‘You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast because he trusts in you.’ – that’s Isaiah 26:3. ‘That is what I am choosing to do, even though I have no idea what the future holds, I know you hold the future and I am trusting that you will not let us fall. I love you, Lord.’ And, uh, this is just full of like, honesty, like – just countless prayers of just transparency, and honesty and saying ‘I’m sorry for feeling this way, Lord – help me not to feel this way’ and uh, she was just real with people, and uh, real with herself and real with the Lord, and I think that was why people loved her so much – you know.
Interviewer: Her pictures, and the way people described her, it was – this sounds clichéd but she seemed so full of life.
DB: She was
Interviewer: And like when she walked into a room, just with the pictures, it was like she radiated
DB: Yep. Yep.
Interviewer: And during the service I had the, I, I, I text my co-worker, I’m like ‘how could somebody have harmed somebody?’
DB: Yeah.
Interviewer: I, I, I, I don’t mean to be – I, I, I don’t understand.
DB: Yeah

Unknown said...

I agree! I watched several of the "Love Song" segments over the weekend, (when I should have been painting, lol) because I was sure it was only a matter of time before they were deleted.

John Mc Gowan said...

DB loves his tangent's.

Foolsfeedonfolly said...

This is going to sound hard-hearted and cold to some here, but I'm having trouble with a college fund for Weston. Before you hate on me, let me explain. I'm really not against college education, nor helping a child from a single -parent home go to college. ;)

The Blackburns seemed to be making it rather successfully on Davey's salary (either a housing allowance paid by the church or mortgage payments or they'd paid off the house or it was a gift,gym membership, Cubs tickets, beach week vacations, anniversary trips, regularly buying used furniture to refinish and keep or sell, annual building projects, etc.). They had taught Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University seminars at their church and Amanda was a big Dave Ramsey fan (per her Instagram posts). I feel pretty confident that there was a life insurance policy in play here. The purpose of a Life insurance policy is to pay the cost of a funeral ($10,000+ in many cases), pay off a house (if there is still $ owed on a mortgage), and carry the surviving spouse for at least 6 mos.-1 yr to give him/her time to grieve, breathe, and determine a course of action for the remaining future. Many policies are written with an eye toward funding a college education. Generally speaking, we're talking in excess of $100,000 proceeds. He likely also carries a policy on himself as primary breadwinner.

Weston is only 15 months old and he may not even go to college. Establishing a college fund is premature at best. If it had been a priority before the murder, one would have already been in place. Granted his remaining parent could die before he reaches college age...

I believe that Weston is also gifted with 4 living grandparents who could theoretically contribute something to his care, financially and physically, in addition to various aunts and uncles on both sides of the family.


Since Amanda is no longer spending money (on refinishing furniture or anything else sadly), Davey's income should still be adequate to support he and Weston. The only additional expense would be if he needed to hire a nanny or sitter, but they had already had a nanny before if I've read correctly (although not sure what the financial arrangements were). Davey just may need to cut back on a few outside expenses like gym memberships, Starbucks coffee, and Cubs tickets (think Gazelle Focus, Davey).

Their immediate neighbors and the people of Indy that they "love" would be better served with the money being used as Reward money to catch a killer in their midst- one who thinks nothing of shooting pregnant women in the head and then stealing something from her and selling it (per LE).

It is not the responsibility of strangers to fund your child's education when it is well within your means to do so. Any Dave Ramsey seminar teacher should also know full well that it is better for the child/young adult to work too fund his education. It means a lot more when you're handing over your hard-earned money.

Anonymous said...

The babysitter, as of late last night, has made her instagram account private.

trustmeigetit said...

"I may restore the post..."

Interesting choice of words. I wonder why....

:)

Anonymous said...

What happened to the latest blog post about the interview this morning? It was there earlier today. Was it taken down or is it just me?

Anonymous said...

Nothing noteworthy from me here- just venting that I am utterly perplexed and frustrated by this case. I can't make anything fit. DB's past videos, talks, focus on sex and marriage problems, "unexpected" demeanor and theatricalness since Amanda was murdered is so off to me. Yet, all the evidence so far is clearly only implicating a random brutal blitz attack from a brutal thief. As much as it seems DB is involved, the evidence doesn't match... which is simultaneously incredibly frustrating, yet relieving that a husband and father did not do this.

My only conclusion at this point- while incomplete and incongruent in my mind- is that Amanda really was a victim of an incredibly small percentage of brutal and random homicides during a robbery and that DB is merely coincidentally a man who is able to put up strong fronts, rely on his performance talents and his incredibly strong life-view and faith convictions, and has perhaps some serious struggles with sex issues.

Otherwise the surveillance vids, witness testimonies, statements by police, etc. wouldn't be there. Cold hard evidence has to trump my instincts I suppose.

Anonymous said...

Christians are not to have anything whatsoever to do with witchcraft and the occult. It's apparently ok with the pseudo christian "pastor" because he said Amanda cast a love spell on people by wearing a Victoria's Secret perfume called "Love Spell" When he posted that bizzarre statement he was speaking the language of his Harry Potter obsessed intern turned devoted pilgrim turned past live-in nanny. Amanda being raised Baptist would have been well indoctrinated against it and seemed like she had a true faith probably wouldn't tolerate witchcraft on any level and seeing the live-in nanny's obsession on instagram could have easily resulted in having her leave.

Anonymous said...

I find the babysitter'a use of "we" disturbing. If my best friend was killed I wouldn't use "we" when telling of family plans. I would use they.

Anonymous said...

In his YouTube monologues, Blackburn appears to view his church as a pyramid scheme to exponentially increase the number of tithers through recruitment (i.e. you sign up 8 and each one of them brings in 8, ad infinitum). Textbook Amway 101. Greed trumps spirituality in his self-centered, narcissistic mind. This strategy is further exemplified in another video where he excitedly yammers that 1,000 followers who tithe $25.00 per week would result in a windfall of $94,000 per month after expenses. Clearly, he is eager to become a multimillionaire as quickly as possible like his SC mentor. Jesus is nothing more than a stage prop.

trustmeigetit said...

That interviewer is SUPER nervous.

Look at all the stuttering I's

Interviewer: And during the service I had the, I, I, I text my co-worker, I’m like ‘how could somebody have harmed somebody?’
DB: Yeah.
Interviewer: I, I, I, I don’t mean to be – I, I, I don’t understand.
DB: Yeah

Anonymous said...

it sure was a weird time for a home invasion robbery.

XianJaneway said...

Anon 1:09, I'm terribly sorry--I totally misunderstood you, and was very rude to you. I apologize.

Anonymous said...

Interesting comment on this facebook article concerning Davey's interview
https://www.facebook.com/WRTV6/videos/10153369835909092/

From Leslie A
"They're neighborhood isn't "safe" they just had robberies last month because I live a couple streets away and they arrested them in my backyard. To leave your door unlocked (no forced entry), would blow my mind. Everyone was on high alert into this area.... Not to mention that apartment complex that butts up to their neighborhood is going down hill fast. They just had a shooting in there recently too!"

Anonymous said...

lol when are home invasions 'supposed' to be?
Answer: Whenever a scumbag feels like it! Plus, it is still dark at 6:45 this time of year, so from a dirtbag's perspective it's as good a time as any.

trustmeigetit said...

Peter said he MAY have the GMA analysis back up after 5 ET.

Interesting he said "may"

Anonymous said...

Yes, their neighborhood isn't that safe, it abuts many a ghetto community. Steel entry doors abound in there. Maybe he merely forgot to lock the door, or maybe since he's pastor he's trusting of folks to a faulty extent. who knows.

JMTO said...

I am waiting for Peter's analysis before I comment, but I am concerned by all the "we's"
How do we...... when should we.....where do we.....

It's almost like he is speaking for the whole church, I would expect him to speak for them, but bc this was his WIFE, the MOTHER of his SON, and MOTHER TO BE of his DAUGHTER, I was hoping for it to be just a little more personal to him?

I'm not saying he shouldn't be comforted by his faith at all.
But when they ask him what he would say to the person who did this, he says something along the lines of "you want justice, but....you want to forgive" (I am paraphrasing here.)
If someone shot my husband in cold blood and killed him, taking him away from his children and me and family, I am sure at some point I would want to forgive.
Years later.
I would want justice.

I would want the EVIL of the world to know that you can't get away with such a cold, heartless, merciless killing. No matter if she and baby girl are with Jesus, I would still want it. I would wage a war on EVIL.

He is so void of emotion, and the emotion he does show, my 13 yr old son could scrounge up better crocodile tears than that on a moment's notice.
I think he cried more than Pastor Davey when our turtle Urkle passed away.

To sum it up, he reminds me of Darlie Routier.
Plain and simple.

Anonymous said...

Those apts were my first guess at where a person could park a stolen vehicle among many and not be seen. A strange car parked in a neighborhood draws some attention, initially, unless there are a lot of parties, renters, etc. that gives people reason to stop looking as they never know who may be in the home.

It's someone close.

Statement Analysis Blog said...

Anonymous wrote:

"Anonymous said...
Nothing noteworthy from me here- just venting that I am utterly perplexed and frustrated by this case. I can't make anything fit. DB's past videos, talks, focus on sex and marriage problems, "unexpected" demeanor and theatricalness since Amanda was murdered is so off to me. Yet, all the evidence so far is clearly only implicating a random brutal blitz attack from a brutal thief. As much as it seems DB is involved, the evidence doesn't match... which is simultaneously incredibly frustrating, yet relieving that a husband and father did not do this.

My only conclusion at this point- while incomplete and incongruent in my mind- is that Amanda really was a victim of an incredibly small percentage of brutal and random homicides during a robbery and that DB is merely coincidentally a man who is able to put up strong fronts, rely on his performance talents and his incredibly strong life-view and faith convictions, and has perhaps some serious struggles with sex issues.

Otherwise the surveillance vids, witness testimonies, statements by police, etc. wouldn't be there. Cold hard evidence has to trump my instincts I suppose."



Thus the point of analysis.

For the commentator (who should choose a name) things do not "fit", thus the confrontation which what the commentator expected and what was delivered were two different things.

Peter

Anonymous said...

The way Davey stares into the interviewers eyes looks as though he's trying to see if he's convincing her of his lies..so intense!

CJ said...

"people have asked a lot, like ‘How are you getting through this?’ Like ‘How do we’ – um, it doesn’t feel like strength to us, but I guess it looks like strength to the world."

No Davey, to most of us it doesn't look like strength. It looks like psychopathy.

And to Anonymous, who says: "Sadly you took his preaching out of context. I wonder what you really know about this horrible incident if you have to put this on the husband."

I am not sure what post you are responding to, but this whole discussion began with, and has predominantly centered around, the public statements and interviews that Davey Blackburn has been offering in the immediacy of his wife's murder.

I think Davey would actually be pleased to know that many people (and especially unbelievers) are viewing his videotaped sermons in a quest to understand him better.

And if what we see is that the Sunday before the murder happened Davey was on stage with a toy handgun pretending to shoot a hooded perp in the back execution style while shouting about using worship as a weapon, well, to most of discerning adults that would be a curiosity and a coincidence but not proof of anything.

If we turn to the Love Song series and see that Davey talks about, and treats, Amanda with contempt or derision, we can only deduce that his relationship with his wife should never have been held up as a model for marriage, especially to young people. And yet, that, in itself, is not proof that he killed his wife.

Believe me, I don't want it to be him, because the hurt and betrayal that would result if he is guilty of this is going to be too immense for any family to have to bear, and will leave his son virtually orphaned.







JMTO said...

Very good, CJ.
Well said.

JMTO

Statement Analysis Blog said...

I have a bit of time for a live chat to answer questions...

it is on the new link


http://statement-analysis.blogspot.com/2015/11/statement-analysis-live-chat.html

Anonymous said...

Another quote from Leslie concerning previous robberies in the area on that WRTV facebook post "Yah I mean if they're saying no forced entry... Someone was let in or walked in. But yes, this occurred on Oct. 13th around 6:20pm. A suspect returned to the area looking for things dropped during the arrest on Oct. 22nd around 2pm. We were also notified by the Woods of North Kessler, the Blackburn's neighborhood that they had homes that were robbed and to aware of 3 suspects."

I feel this is very important, specifically due to the date of October 13th. October 14th coincidentally is when Davey made the eerie tweet of preparing for his big speech in four weeks (which would of been the week of the murder). Pictured in the tweet (which was favorited/liked by the alleged babysitter/nanny is a pad of paper with the phrase "Although we don't know what to do, our eyes are on you". On November 10th, after Amanda's shooting. The Resonate Church also tweeted that same phrase...

Anonymous said...

Also he shows a few dupers' delight smiles as they are wrapping up the interview.

I hope i'm wrong, but sense his guilt.

Anonymous said...

to Peter-

Not sure how to identify myself (while still remaining anonymous) as I'm new to the site. Can't find a button to click that allows me to create a handle (?) but if someone will direct me I'm happy to.

Yes, I get the point of the analysis and very much appreciate your site. I guess I'm just confused as to what to do with the evidence the Police are giving out.

sirensong said...

http://www.wthr.com/story/30538924/davey-blackburn-speaks-about-losing-wife-unborn-baby-in-violent-home-invasion

"This last weekend has gone by, it felt so empty because I haven't had her," said Blackburn.

Read this and immediately thought of leakage, from all his talk about needing sex.

Anonymous said...

Trying again- my post seems to have disappeared! Sorry if this ends up duplicative.

Peter-

Would be happy to choose a more unique handle but can't seem to figure it out as I'm new to the site and tech-impaired...someone could direct me?

I appreciate your analysis and this site. I'm just confused as to the Police Dept's evidence since that is presumably factual and how that meshes with instinct in this case.

Anonymous said...

He is so inappropriate . . .

https://player.vimeo.com/video/2345174

Amanda is in this from 2009. I wonder how long she has been married to CD? Those podcasts from the church website make it sound like they are newly married and didn't know much about each other.

Anonymous said...

This does seem more like a pyramid scheme than a true desire to bring people to religion.

From Jan 2009
http://daveyblackburn.com/page/3/

Brought someone to NewSpring lately?

. . . If the answer’s no it means one of three things (or all the above):

-You’re selfish
-You’re lazy
-You’re a coward

Wouldn’t want to be either of these. So get someone here this Sunday!

sirensong said...

http://www.wthr.com/story/30538924/davey-blackburn-speaks-about-losing-wife-unborn-baby-in-violent-home-invasion

"This last weekend has gone by, it felt so empty because I haven't had her," said Blackburn.

Read this and immediately thought of leakage, from all his talk about needing sex.

sirensong said...

Oops, sorry for double post.

Anonymous said...

Davey Blackburn is a Scott Peterson clone. End of story.

Shannon In CA said...

I've been saying basically this since last night. The timeline makes no sense. Neighbors said they heard gunshots at 6:45-6:55.

Shannon In CA said...

I was JUST thinking this! No hate from me!

Anonymous said...

The Marion County Recorder's database confirmed that the 2812 Sunnyside Court DEED and MORTGAGE are in DAVID J. BLACKBURN'S name ONLY.

Carnival Barker said...


WTHR, great job with the transcription! That one was not easy to do. Well done.

Hmmmmm, I wonder who the "co-worker" was that DB was texting during Amanda's service, "Why would somebody hurt somebody?" How endearing to refer to your executed wife as "somebody" and ironically refer to her executor the same way.

Anonymous said...

The fact that instagram post was deleted is very telling...

AliKat said...

even in grief, wouldn't the principle of "pronouns never lie" still apply?

Anonymous said...

People are killed during home invasions everyday. Sometimes the inhabitant, sometimes the intruder. It's not an anomaly.

Bubbles said...

Not an anomaly is exactly what someone planning a murder is going to look for - make the death look like it's part of a random burglary to avoid suspicion.

What *is* an anomaly is a husband who can't bring himself to have much of any kind of emotion but excitement after he finds his wife unresponsive and nearly dead on the floor of their home. He can barely contain his enthusiasm for how her death is going to bring so many people to Jesus...6500 viewers worldwide!!

Bubbles said...

My kids were never good sleepers, but at 15 months old I'm pretty sure sleeping 15-16 hours a day is NOT normal, is it?

Juliet said...

Bubbles - my eldest slept like that till he was two - a bit of a disappointment that, only later though, when I realised he was more the exception than the rule. :) He should make the most of it while it lasts.

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I am disturbed muchly by the two part interview - I have posted the transcript for the second video on the new thread - waiting to see if anyone picks up what I think could be there, or if I'm just being OTT. I am going to read Peter's new blog post now - that should only take all night. :)

JMTO said...

Very good Tania- I was wondering the same.
Almost like he couldn't wait to get his hands on her diary to tear some pages out.

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Anonymous said...

The point being someone named "Amanda Blackburn" upvoting a post about whether or not "hit men" exist, 2 or 3 wks before murder. Of course we know they do exist, but she might have been naive, and maybe she had been threatened with that exact thing "I'll hire a hitman" or something. Did she google that question, and then find that post and upvote it (breadcrumb), and then upvote others around it(safety)?

Anonymous said...

Bread crumbs? The real bread crumb carefully left couched between a few others, for safety, in case get caught leaving bread crumbs on internet?

https://www.quora.com/profile/Amanda-Blackburn-1

Anonymous said...

The interviewer asks him: What would you say to the person who did this?

Bearing in mind the police say.."we're coming for you, you're not as good as you think you are" etc, I find it highly unexpected for davey to say.....NOTHING. Not a word to the person who murdered his pregnant wife in their home.

To be fair, it was a compound question, ( what would you say to someone who knows something OR the person that did it?) but even so, the response is so weak and insincere and cliched and moves immediately away from answering the question "what would you say...."
to talking about reading her personal diary.

DB: Bows head, sighs "ummmm, well, (clears throat) if I could say something to somebody who knew something I would beg em to come forward and share whatever information they have (shaking head slightly)...ummm, you know, I mean we we want to find whoever did this, we want ummm, (smiles and laughs) It's such a conundrum. In our hearts we want justice, um, but Amanda lived her life on this mission that said (chokes up) even the unforgivable can be forgiven, and as I'm reading through her journal and she saying like (smiling) 'I don't feel this but I believe this and I know this to be true' like...we try to wrestle with that and we try to say Jesus help us believe and help us forgive in the midst of all of this.

How dare he read her personal diary when he, himself, says she didn't like him doing it. Why didn't he STOP the first time she told him she didn't like it? Who does he think he is? Why the hell would he even need to be told not to read her personal diary? And Lo and behold what does the diary say? Some variation of "our eyes are on you".

The attempt to implicate one of the "unloveable, hopeless" people that Amanda helped, is as transparent as it is spurious.

Anonymous said...

"She was always mad about me reading her journal"

Always. So why did you keep reading it? And why are you reading excerpts of it on national television?

Poor Amanda.

Anonymous said...

If Amanda wrote in her diary every day, there should be plenty of EVIDENCE of motive for the police to find. I hope LE has seized those diaries, or does so before CD has a chance to destroy them. I imagine the diaries would be very telling.

Anonymous said...

This may seem like a juvenile comment but I find it peculiar that the babysitter/possible roommate of DB and Amanda is not facebook friends with Amanda's sister. It's clear that Amanda and her sister were extremely close. I'm in the similar age range as both, and if my sister had someone living with her, caring for her child, etc. I would certainly consider that person part of my social network as well. It makes me question how close this babysitter (former intern of DB) and Amanda actually were.

Additionally, at least to what I noticed, she never "liked" or commented on the widely shared/popular facebook tribute post that Amanda's sister posted, and DB reposted. She has however taken the time to post on the GoFundMe pages requesting funds are sent directly to the church. And plug her Etsy shop.

Anonymous said...

I am also a believer and have watched a bunch of his sermons and have heard and seen Amanda speak with him. I would be very uncomfortable with him in a "pastor position". He is extremely inappropriate with the way that he expresses himself. "get into your pants", comes across very self important and insincere. My radar is going off and I wish it wouldn't be be because it would be heartbreaking to so many if he was involved.

Anonymous said...

Amanda or someone with the same name upvoted an answer to the question "Do contract killers really exist?" on Oct 23rd on Quora?!?!??!?! https://www.quora.com/profile/Amanda-Blackburn-1

Anonymous said...

Ok after a little research it isn't her Quora. Another commenter posted the link and I got a little carried away.

Anonymous said...

I am hopeful law enforcement is working miracles behind the scenes, but I am fearful they have potentially botched the case. Why wouldn't le have Amanda's diary in possession? Why does CD have it? Did they confiscate the computer's? Did they look into cell phone records? Initially I believed they cleared CD so quickly as to throw him off his game. The more information that is revealed, the more worried I become that this case will go unsolved.

Hlokitty said...

Okay I have just read every response on here and I went to the church site and watched the videos where they talk about sex in marriage which in my opinion it was odd and excessive. Amanda seemed so shy to me....kind of meek and CD annoyed me....let her speak!! I dunno something is off here.....I feel like she was pregnant with Weston the sex dimished as sometimes it does during some women's pregnancies and I feel like she grew annoyed with his ego. She seems like the kind of woman that isn't easily snowed and I feel like she may have been sick of his ego and narcissism which is definitely evident in the videos...he is very self centered. He might as well call his church "hour of power with Davey". Watching the videos I found myself feeling so much compassion for Amanda just hurting for her because I feel like she grew tired of her marriage...and the pressure of being a pastors wife probably made her not want to tell anyone that her marriage was not what she expected. I feel like he is having affair and fell in love with the chick and hired a hit man. I believe he is guilty. I would bet my mortgage.....this is totally a case of sociopathic narcissist

Anonymous said...

Agreed. In his Mother's Day service, he goes absolutely crazy, bouncing idea after idea, seems as though he is in a free for all with a shrink as he proudly claims he is ADD and other strange run offs. He goes into a story that he say he knows will get him in trouble because he didn't ask Amanda first if he could share it. He adds he left early for church, but left her presents behind on Mother's Day, keep in mind, this service takes place the morning of Mother's Day. He texted her twice and she didn't respond, he claims he was ticked, basically because she ignored his text and she wasn't kissing his tail for a present. He goes nuts in this video, it's amazing anyone follows that church. The guy is a complete lunatic.

Bubbles said...

@Hlokitty, what probably happened is that she expected him to be as excited and joyous about their son as she was, but the reality was that he was annoyed by and probably jealous of the time she spent being pregnant and caring for the child. Time he considered "his" and he is so self centered he resented that time being taken from him. I think having a child really made DB show his true colors and AB saw him for who he really is. She no longer hero worshipped him and he didn't like it.

Anonymous said...


too bad she spent her first mother's day unappreciated. Makes sense though considering it may have conflicted with Davey Day.

j-ro said...

Agreed about the Mother's day service. I just watched the beginning of it- I can't watch more than a few minutes of him because he skeeves me out...but he spends the first couple of minutes pointlessly embarrassing her and chastising her for not texting him and validating the stupid presents he left her when he went to work. My husband described it as maniacal...

Anonymous said...

I truly think Davey is guilty. Fox News just spoke about this. They even said he was acting strange..

Anonymous said...

I'm close to Indy so this is on our news constantly... from the beginning I said "He might not have done it, but he knows who did!" I'm happy that others have a sense like I do. This is ridiculously suspicious and as a preacher's daughter myself I am just praying she gets justice. CD (as you call him) thinks his church is Hollywood and he's the star. It's sick. His obsession with sex is obvious and the GMA video better make the police stand up and take notice. That douchebag literally LAUGHED TWICE when they mentioned his son growing up without Amanda. RIH Amanda and baby. Justice will be served. CD is NOT that good!!! - TJC

Anonymous said...

The are back at the house investigating today. There's a reason! :) - TJC

Anonymous said...

http://www.wthr.com/story/30494979/no-arrests-so-far-in-indianapolis-home-invasion-that-left-pregnant-woman-dead

Wednesday night, detectives were back at the murder scene. Forensic technicians collected more evidence a full day and a half after Blackburn's murder.

"We are processing the scene, making sure we are not leaving any stone unturned. Hopefully, it leads to additional information or any potential leads," said IMPD Ofc. Rafael Diaz.

Investigative teams used electric saws in their search for evidence.

Rose said...

What is the link to the video where he talks about his obsession with sex? Im not finding it.

Rose said...

I totally agree! And when she says I want to ask you a question, I know u've been this throughout the interview:
LOOK AT DAVEY'S FACE IS SHOCK OR GUILT LIKE MAYBE SHE KNOWS

My World said...

CD is taking time away from Indiana to "grieve". Somebody better follow him.

Anonymous said...

Davey had videos up on youtube of he and Amanda just talking a few weeks ago at a train station. You can also find the longer videos on the church website or vimeo. Search "King Davey" and you'll find it, just kidding :) You have to search "Davey Blackburn" or "resonate church" in vimeo. Be warned though, he'll make you sick to your stomach.

Anonymous said...

Did anyone else tune in for the funeral service? I did and when Perry Noble was delivering the eulogy, I felt very uncomfortable. He was making jokes right off the bat and it really put me on edge. He said in the beginning to Davey something along the lines of, "I didn't know she gave you up for Lent...man, that is LEGIT." It was so awkward and uncomfortable and all I could think was that that was just about the worst thing he could have said, especially with her grieving family and friends there. It was all very produced church to me. As a believer, I understand that Amanda's suffering is done and she is with the Lord, but I can't understand his lack of apparent grief and obsession with himself...

JenB said...

"Interviewer: Her pictures, and the way people described her, it was – this sounds clichéd but she seemed so full of life.
DB: She was
Interviewer: And like when she walked into a room, just with the pictures, it was like she radiated
DB: Yep. Yep.
Interviewer: And during the service I had the, I, I, I text my co-worker, I’m like ‘how could somebody have harmed somebody?’
DB: Yeah.
Interviewer: I, I, I, I don’t mean to be – I, I, I don’t understand.
DB: Yeah"

It seemed that the interviewer felt compelled to sort of fill in the blanks of Davey's non-grief. The interviewer is filling in details about Amanda's personality, and is speaking to the shock of this horrible murder, because Davey is not. Those details beg to be spoken, by anyone with a conscience.

Anonymous said...

http://insider.foxnews.com/2015/11/18/should-indiana-pastor-be-cleared-murder-pregnant-wife

Unknown said...

Thanks for noticing that. It made me sick. The best is yet to come. He definitely meant sex with underage girls

Anonymous said...

Agreed. I saw that too

Anonymous said...

Concerns: he is quick to reassure it's part of God's plan and good will come of it. Trivializing the death murder, minimizing, quelling our outrage. He says the best is yet to come. That is sick. He says he needs a few days to grieve. He constantly says "we". We have nothing to hide. We are shocked we are devastated we are confused. Because he or "I" isn't shocked devastated or confused. He uses we constantly in the gma clip. He never seems upset. At the end he switches to a rehearsed sounding tone when talking about the funeral service. Like he's preaching from a script and very unconvincingly. He obviously thinks he is the cutest thing ever born. He never seems upset about the unborn child. The neighbors house that was burglarized was a house known to the neighbors to be empty often. There's some troubling info being whispered about a babysitter. This is not confirmable. Any time anything like this has ever happened it has been the husband.

Anonymous said...

http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/three-suspects-being-questioned-in-connection-to-death-of-amanda-blackburn

Anonymous said...

Dude looks, acts sounds gay. Early morning workouts at gyms are great places for a guy to hookup with another guy. I know.

Anonymous said...

http://www.wthr.com/story/30558459/persons-of-interest-questioned-in-amanda-blackburn-murder

Anonymous said...

Latest news says Amanda was sexually assaulted.

Anonymous said...

http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/three-suspects-being-questioned-in-connection-to-death-of-amanda-blackburn

Anonymous said...

I am in the camp that Davey can't be ruled out as a suspect based on what we the public know at this point. However, it does seem like law enforcement believes they can fully rule him out, based on something they know and don't want to divulge at this point. Possibly to keep details about the crime that only the perpetrators would know out of public.

Is Davey a narcissist? sure. - imo
Does Davey seem to lack emotion in regards to his murdered wife? sure
Does Davey seem oddly eager to flip the page to the future and the good it holds? sure.
Do I feel bad for how he talks about and interacts with Amanda in those videos. sure.
Is there a mountain of questions that one could have about Davey ? supposed live-in babysitter who interned for him in the past etc. sure.

But there is also a fair amount of reason to believe this could have been just a burglary gone bad and that should be investigated immediately while trail would be fresh. Davey isn't going anywhere imo.

There's also the possibility of the sexual assault that has been leaked by a supposed high ranking source. That could be one reason why the police don't suspect Davey. DNA has been mentioned, but no specifics.

The staged robbery / hired hitman is plausible and wouldn't rule it out. But it does seem a bit more elaborate of a plan since he'd have to hire a 3rd party that would obviously just flip on him if caught. Which is why a "secret lover" is often times the killer instead as they have a shared goal of removing the spouse from the picture, so they can be together.

We have all likely watched enough crime tv to know that starting at husband and working outward is the obvious first step, and we even know that often times law enforcement can bite hard on the misdirection. So it's kind of frustrating to watch this happening in real time.









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