Taylor Parker: Texas mom, 29, who faked pregnancy after killing friend and her unborn baby, goes on trial
Taylor Parker was so terrified of losing her boyfriend Wade Griffin that she faked a pregnancy for nearly 10 months
NEW BOSTON, TEXAS: A Texas woman, who faked her pregnancy after murdering her pregnant friend and cutting the fetus from the victim's womb, is currently under a trial. The woman identified as Taylor Parker has been accused of killing Regan Simmons-Hancock, who was 34 weeks pregnant at the time, and her unborn baby daughter Braxlynn Sage.
According to The Daily Mail, the 29-year-old, who also goes by the surnames Morton and Griffin, pleaded not guilty to capital murder and kidnapping, along with non-capital murder in connection with the baby. The gruesome incident, for the unversed, dates back to October 2020. The trial of the case began on Monday, September 12 and it has been reported the accused could face the death penalty or life in prison without parole if she is convicted of capital murder.
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Speaking of the trial, Assistant District Attorney Kelley Crisp during the opening of the trial told the Bowie County jury that Taylor Parker was an “actress of the highest order.” While detailing the incident, Kelley Crisp revealed that Parker cut out Regan’s baby after killing her mother by stabbing her with a scalpel and crushing her skull with a hammer.
“The lies and fraud go on and on, the layers of fraud are staggering. You are going to have to understand the fraud to understand what happened on October 9”, said Kelley Crisp adding, “This started months and months ahead of time until it passed the point of no return, and it ended up in homicide.” According to The Daily Mail, prosecutors claimed that the 29-year-old made it appear as if she had given birth after she placed the placenta in her own trousers. She made it look as if the umbilical cord was still attached. The baby girl called Braxlynn Sage was cut from the womb with a scalpel and died shortly afterward.
It has been reported that Parker was stopped by a state trooper at around 9.37 am. She was reportedly seen performing CPR on the infant before being transported to a hospital. According to the authorities, Parker was so terrified of losing her boyfriend Wade Griffin that she faked a pregnancy for nearly 10 months.
Just minutes before Parked was pulled over, Reagan’s mother had called 911 after she found her daughter lying on the ground in a pool of blood. The blood covered the floor, furniture, walls, appliances, and other items in the home, with emergency services seeing a large cut across Regan’s abdomen. Parker, after getting interviewed by officers, later admitted that she had not given birth to the infant. She also confessed that she assaulted her friend Reagan before abducting the child. Taylor Parker, who is a mother of two children, had undergone hysterectomy surgery. It means she won’t be able to give birth anymore. She is also accused of faking ultrasounds.