The suspect in the brutal murder of Reagan Hancock and her unborn child had two children of her own, and had not paid a dime in court-ordered child support payments for her young son.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Taylor Parker was arrested earlier this month after she allegedly cut Hancock’s unborn baby girl from her womb at a residence in East Boston, Texas, and then fled the scene with the child. During a traffic stop after she fled with the baby, Parker reportedly told an officer that the infant was hers and was not breathing. The baby was later pronounced dead at a hospital, and authorities soon concluded that Parker did not give birth to the child.
Parker, 27, had reportedly photographed Hancock’s engagement and subsequent wedding, both in 2019. Authorities have yet to disclose details about the circumstances of the killing, but multiple reports indicate that the suspect and the victim were friendly.
Law enforcement officials have also not yet commented publicly on the suspected motive for the grisly killing.
According to a new report in the Texarkana Gazette, Parker–who also goes by the name Taylor Morton and previously used the surname Wacasey–has two children of her own. CrimeOnline previously reported that a since-removed social media profile appearing to belong to the suspect showed that she had a least one child, a daughter. Court records obtained by the Texarkana Gazette show that Parker gave birth to a son in 2013 and owes her ex-husband, the son’s father, over $7,000 in child support, having filed to make a single child-support payment following their divorce in March 2018.
According to the report, Parker married another man a month after her divorce from her son’s father, and that marriage, which did not produce any children, ended in July 2019. Parker reportedly has a daughter who was born before her son.
As the Texarkana Gazette notes, Parker faces the death penalty in Texas if she is convicted. The suspect is in custody in Bowie County on $5 million bail.
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[Feature image: Taylor Morton; Reagan Hancock/Facebook]