NEW BOSTON, Texas — Prosecutors requested a Texas jury Wednesday to condemn a girl to loss of life for killing a pregnant girl and stealing her unborn daughter from her womb.
The attraction 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.
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 girl’s New Boston house 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 for parole. Protection legal professional Jeff Harrelson stated they might present that Parker was mentally in poor health.