A Texas woman already facing the death penalty for allegedly killing a pregnant mom and cutting her unborn child from the womb, now faces charges for the baby’s death.
Taylor Parker, 28, was already charged with murder in connection to the death of Regan Hancock, 21, and for kidnapping after stealing the baby, named Baraxlynn Sage. Last week, Parker was charged with murder in connection to the baby’s death, according to the Texarkana Gazette.
Parker was initially taken into custody in October in Oklahoma on charges of first-degree murder and kidnapping after Hancock was found dead in her Texas home on Oct. 9.
At the time, the New Boston Police Department stated an unborn child had been removed from the victim’s body.
Parker was caught speeding and was pulled over by a Texas State Trooper after the alleged attack. That trooper said Parker claimed she had just given birth and the baby wasn’t breathing, as the baby was laying in her lap.
Parker and the baby were rushed to a hospital in Oklahoma, according to media reports. The baby died and Parker refused to be checked out by doctors. The hospital staff was suspicious and talked Parker into being checked out by a doctor, who determined she didn’t have a baby.
The police talked with Parker and arrested her at the hospital, according to reports.
Hancock and Parker were friends, according to PEOPLE.
This second murder charge was not brought to a grand jury earlier because prosecutors did not have the final report back from the medical examiner on the baby’s death, according to Gazette’s report.
The newest murder charge also carries the death penalty.