East Texas woman accused of murder, kidnapping in death of mother, baby removed from womb faces death penalty


BOWIE COUNTY, Texas (KTAL/KSHV) – A Bowie County woman accused of kidnapping a woman and then removing her baby from her womb is now facing the death penalty.

Friday morning Taylor Parker pleaded not guilty in the death of 21-year-old Reagan Simmons Hancock.

Parker is accused of taking Hancock’s baby from her womb back in October.

Prosecutors said they are seeking the death penalty for three reasons: Hancock’s murder was pre-mediated, due to the heinous nature of the crime and Parker showed no remorse.

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