Gang Ties Cited In Arrests For Murder Of Indiana Pastor’s Wife


In 2009, they called themselves the FAM Gang. It was an Indianapolis gang comprising at least a dozen teens. One way to enter the gang (the initials stood for Forever After Money, but it also referred to FAMily Untouchable) was to rob someone. Two of its members were a 14-year-old kid named Jalen “Lil Watt” Watson and a teen named Diano “D-Loc” Gordon. Yesterday, Watson, now 21, was charged in the nationally publicized murder of pastor’s wife Amanda Blackburn, who police say was killed during the third stop of a robbery spree. Gordon, 24, was an accomplice.

Could the robbery spree that culminated in Blackburn’s murder also be a gang crime, perhaps even an initiation? Metropolitan Police Department spokesman Sgt. Kendale Adams said no. “Gangs are fluid,” Adams said. “There was no known gang activity connected to this particular crime.”

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