East Texas woman indicted in death of baby she allegedly cut from mother’s womb

Texarkana

BOWIE COUNTY, Texas (KTAL/KSHV) – A Bowie County woman accused of murdering a New Boston mother and removing her baby from her womb was in court Friday morning to face new charges in the case against her.

According to the Bowie County District Attorney’s Office, Taylor Parker, 27, pleaded not guilty to a new charge of capital murder in the death of Braxlyn Sage Hancock, the unborn child of Regan Hancock. A new indictment, just issued yesterday, also alleges a lesser charge of felony murder in the baby’s death.

On Oct. 9, 2020, Parker is accused of kidnapping 21-year-old Reagan Michelle Hancock and using a sharp object to cut her baby from her womb.

The infant girl and her mother both died as a result of Parker’s alleged actions.

Last December a grand jury formally charged Parker with capital murder and kidnapping in Reagan’s death.

Parker pleaded not guilty to the charges in January.

Prosecutors have also decided to seek the death penalty in this case.

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