Texas woman convicted of killing a pregnant woman to take her unborn baby – New York Post
A Texas woman was convicted of capital murder for killing a pregnant woman and taking her unborn baby. The baby was never born alive, and the woman’s attorneys argued that the charge should have been lowered to murder.
Taylor Rene Parker, 29, was convicted of capital murder for killing a pregnant woman and taking her unborn baby. The baby died after being cut from her mother’s womb.
Prosecutors said several medical professionals testified the infant had a heartbeat when born, and recounted Parker’s actions leading to the day Simmons-Hancock was killed. They also said the evidence has never been more clear that Parker was a liar, a manipulator, and now she’s gonna be held accountable for it.
Parker faked a pregnancy for nearly 10 months, having undergone hysterectomy surgery and searching for a victim. She told her boyfriend Wade Griffin she was due to give birth on the day of the murder.
Reagan Michelle Simmons-Hancock was murdered for her infant daughter, and the baby was cut from her womb violently. Parker left her to die in front of her three-year-old daughter in a large pool of blood.
Authorities say Parker left the victim’s three-year-old daughter alone with her dying mother and drove with the baby in her lap. She put Simmons-Hancock’s placenta in her own trousers, and drove alone with the baby in her lap.
Find out more about this gruesome story at the news outlets below.
- Texas woman convicted of killing a pregnant woman to take her unborn baby New York Post
Woman Convicted of Killing a Woman to Take Her Unborn Baby US News & World Report
- Taylor Parker murder trial update: Eerie words of ‘womb raider who killed friend before cutting out her baby’ revealed The U.S. Sun
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