A Texas girl convicted of murdering a pregnant girl and ripping out her unborn child was sentenced to demise Wednesday.
A jury of six males and 6 ladies in Bowie County, about 150 miles east of Dallas, deliberated for lower than two hours earlier than handing down the deadly sentence for 29-year-old Taylor Rene Parker, TXK At this time reported.
Parker was convicted of capital homicide on Oct. 3 within the ghastly killing of Reagan Michelle Simmons-Hancock, 21, and her toddler daughter in New Boston in Oct. 2020.
“My solely organic sister. You have to perceive what you took from me and my household. No extra celebrating her birthday. I used to be barely 19 after I acquired the decision my sister was gone,” Emily Simmons, the sufferer’s sister, mentioned to Parker in an emotional sufferer influence assertion earlier than jurors started deliberating, the Texarkana Gazette reported.
“She’s going to by no means be my maid of honor. If I go to my sister I’ve to go to a graveyard and see a gravestone. I’ll by no means get a textual content or telephone name her from once more.”
Simmons-Hancock’s mom, Jessica Brooks, referred to as Parker an “evil piece of flesh demon.”
“My child was alive nonetheless combating for her infants if you tore her open and ripped her child from her abdomen,” the heartbroken mother mentioned.
Taylor Rene Parker, 29, was sentenced to demise in Texas on Wednesday.AP
Within the 10 months main as much as the homicide, Parker had faked her personal being pregnant in an elaborate scheme to stop her boyfriend from leaving her, prosecutors mentioned. She wore being pregnant disguises, faked ultrasounds, posted about her being pregnant on-line and even threw a gender reveal social gathering for the pretend child.
Parker, who couldn’t conceive after a hysterectomy, informed her boyfriend she could be induced to ship the newborn on the day of the homicide. Prosecutors mentioned she intensively researched the best way to pretend a being pregnant and watched quite a few movies on delivering infants preterm at 35 weeks, which is how far alongside Simmons-Hancock was when she was killed.
On the morning of Oct. 9, 2020, Parker crushed Simmons-Hancock’s cranium with a hammer and stabbed her greater than 100 occasions in her house earlier than eradicating her child from her womb with a scalpel. Parker fled with the toddler — a woman who later died.
After her sentencing, Parker was slated to be moved to the Mountain View Unit in Gatesville, Texas, the place the state homes its feminine demise row inmates, courtroom officers informed TXK At this time. She is entitled to enchantment her sentence.