Second suspect wanted in connection to 2016 murder of Charlesetta Telford and her unborn child

Through the continued investigation by the APD Special Crimes Unit into the 2016 murder of Charlesetta Telford, a warrant has been issued for a second suspect in the case. On July 26th a capital murder warrant was issued for 37 year old Jessica Lynn Black.

Anyone with information on Black's location is asked to call the Amarillo Police Department at 378-3038, Special Crimes Unit at 378-9468 or Amarillo Crime Stoppers at 374-4400. Tips can also me made anonymously online at

On February 11, 2018, investigators of the Special Crimes Unit obtained an arrest warrant for Anthony Dwion Richards, 31, in the shooting death of Telford and her unborn baby on June 20, 2016.  Richards was charged with capital murder and booked into the Potter County Correction Center.

Richards remains in custody on a $500,000.00 bond.

On 6-20-16, at 9:50 pm, Amarillo police officers were sent to 5900 Plum Creek on a shooting.  There was a report that the victim was down in the apartment complex.

Officers located Telford, who was suffering from several gunshot wounds.  She was taken to a local hospital where she later died.

Jessica Lynn Black

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