Pastor Delivers Powerful Message to Men Who Killed His Family
A pastor who was widowed after his wife and unborn baby were murdered back in 2015 recently delivered a passionate and moving message about the men who are allegedly responsible for the deaths.
According to Faithwire, Davey Blackburn, whose wife Amanda and unborn baby girl were killed just over two years ago, noted in a Nov. 8 blog post that Jalen Watson, one of the men on trial for the deaths, recently entered a plea agreement.
Blackburn said that he believes the agreement is the “right thing” and that the prosecution has kept him up to date about developments in the case. But he also offered up some stirring comments about justice and the futures of the accused.
“While I want the full extent of justice for Amanda’s murder levied, I also want each of these men to experience radical heart changes, turn from their previous ways and begin following Jesus,” he wrote. “The justice system may be able to help with behavior modification, but only Jesus can truly change a heart.”
He continued, “I believe the Lord has been working on Jalen’s heart significantly over the last 2 years since Amanda’s death.”
Blackburn also expressed gratitude that Jalen is willing to work with authorities — something that he said could be risky for him but that, regardless of the motivation, will help bring “justice for Amanda.”
Amanda was murdered on Nov. 10, 2015, during an attempted burglary of the family home. The couple’s 15-month-old son, Weston, was in his crib upstairs when it all unfolded, but was not harmed.
In addition to Watson, 21, two others are among the accussed: Diano Gordon, 24, and Larry Taylor, 18.