Death penalty for a woman who killed a pregnant woman and tore her baby from her womb

Death penalty for a woman who killed a pregnant woman and tore her baby from her womb

A Texas woman convicted of murdering a pregnant woman and then taking her baby, who also died, was sentenced to death, local media reported Thursday.

Taylor Rene Parker, 29, was sentenced to death for the murder of Reagan Michelle Simmons Hancock, 21, whom she ripped from her womb, who died after her.

Simmons’ body was found on October 9, 2020, at her home in New Boston, a small city northeast of Dallas, Texas.

A three-year-old daughter of the victim was at home when the murder occurred.

Hours after the crime, Parker said she had just given birth when a state trooper pulled her over for speeding and irregular driving.

The baby, Braxlynn Sage Hancock, was taken to a hospital in Oklahoma, where she was pronounced dead.

The Prosecutor’s Office assured that in an attempt to retain her boyfriend, Parker pretended to be pregnant, falsified ultrasounds and even had a gender reveal party, according to the CBS network.

Homer Hancock, Simmons’s husband, testified that Parker and his wife had had a brief “friendship.”

Parker was found guilty last month by a jury, which sentenced her to death on Wednesday, court records cited by CBS show.

The Prosecutor’s Office had requested the maximum sentence, emphasizing that Parker was a danger. After she ripped the baby from her womb, Parker stabbed and punched the victim hundreds of times.

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