Jury Reaches Verdict For Texas Killer Who Murdered Pregnant Mother, Carved Unborn Baby from Womb with Victim’s Toddler at Crime Scene

A Texas jury returned a verdict Monday in connection with the murders of Reagan Hancock and her daughter, Braxlynn Sage Hancock.

According to KSLA, Taylor Rene Parker, 29, (pictured left) was found guilty of capital murder by a New Boston grand jury, a little before noon. The verdict came after three weeks of testimony.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, Parker was indicted by a grand jury last year for capital murder in connection with the death of the unborn baby girl, Braxlynn. She had already been indicted for the brutal death of Reagan Hancock (pictured right), 21, who was murdered while eight months pregnant with her daughter.

Hancock was found dead in her home in October 2020, after Parker allegedly cut the infant out of Hancock’s womb, then fled with the baby.

Last week, Texarkana Texas Police Department crime scene expert Marc Sillivan said the attack on the victim took place in several parts of her residence. Hancock was found inside her home, sliced from hip to hip in a botched C-section carried out by Parker.

Sillivan, who called it the worst crime scene he’d scene, told the court that Hancock had ultrasound photos of her unborn daughter pinned on the fridge. Underneath the photos, he found a bloody handprint smudge.

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A pull-up diaper soaked in urine was found near a couch, NBC 6 reports, close to a blood-soaked child’s bathing suit that may have been used by the suspect to clean up the crime scene.

Hancock’s 3-year-old daughter was at the residence when the murder occurred; she was left alone with her dying mother after the attack, the court heard.

Additional clumps of Hancock’s bloody hair were found near the front door, Sillivan testified.

Along with numerous stab wounds, Hancock was found with her uterus pulled out of her body, a dislocated finger, and multiple defense wounds. A blanket reportedly soaked with amniotic fluid was found near her body.

Dallas County Medical Examiner, Dr. Melina Flores, said that Hancock had more than 100 lacerations, with many of the injuries on and around her scalp and head. The skull fractures were consistent with someone hitting Hancock with a Mason jar and a claw hammer.

Further, Flores said, a blade used in the attack was found lodged into Hancock’s neck.

Parker is facing the death penalty, pending the sentencing phase, scheduled to begin on October 9.

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[Feature Photo: Taylor Parker/Facebook; Reagan Hancock/Facebook]