Dying penalty hunted for Texas lady discovered responsible of killing expectant mom to take unborn child

NEW BOSTON, Texas — Prosecutors requested a Texas jury Wednesday to condemn a girl to dying for killing a pregnant lady and stealing her unborn daughter from her womb.

The enchantment got here because the penalty section of Taylor Parker’s capital homicide trial started for the October 2020 homicide of Reagan Simmons-Hancock and theft of her unborn child.

Taylor Rene Parker in courtroom, in New Boston, Texas, on Sept. 12, 2022.KTAL

The Bowie County jury beforehand discovered Parker responsible of capital homicide.

Prosecutor Kelley Crisp advised jurors that the proof would present Parker, 29, faked a being pregnant and repeatedly lied earlier than killing Simmons-Hancock, 21, on the lady’s New Boston residence on Oct. 9, 2020, to get the toddler she claimed to have been carrying. The newborn additionally died.

Parker’s attorneys hope to steer the jury to spare Parker’s life and let her serve life imprisonment with out the potential of parole. Protection legal professional Jeff Harrelson stated they’d present that Parker was mentally unwell.

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