A woman accused of killing her pregnant friend and stealing the baby reportedly told police she had given birth on the side of the road after being pulled over.
Taylor Parker, 27, allegedly murdered 22-year-old Reagan Hancock, who was eight months’ pregnant with her second daughter, last week at the pregnant woman’s new home in New Boston, Texas
Ms Hancock’s mum discovered her daughter’s body at the property on Friday (local time), Fox News reported.
The same day, Parker was stopped by a Texas state trooper for speeding just 15 minutes away in DeKalb, near the Texas/Oklahoma border, according to The Texarkana Gazette.
In a chilling revelation it has now been revealed she told the trooper she had given birth on the side of the road and the baby was not breathing, Brooke Arbeitman, spokeswoman for the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, said.
Parker was taken to a hospital in Idabel, Oklahoma. The baby did not survive.
The 27-year-old is being held in a jail in Idabel on two charges of murder and one charge of kidnapping.
She waived her extradition to Texas during a court appearance on Monday (local time).
Ms Arbeitman said she did not know if Parker had an attorney who could speak on her behalf.
Parker goes by the name Taylor Morton on Facebook and was social media friends with Arbeitman, according to The Texarkana Gazette.
According to her Facebook account, Parker has a child.
Ms Hancock’s mum Jessica told Fox News her daughter was excited about the impending birth of her daughter, she was planning one calling Braxlynn Sage.
The 22-year-old posted about her baby on Facebook in August announcing her due date as November 10.
“She already acts like her daddy and big sister. We cannot wait for our Braxlynn Sage to be here. Daddy is definitely out numbered,” she wrote.
Jessica told the publication Ms Hancock had "started seeing signs that she was so close to having her”.
"We just want our beautiful baby remembered and known for the amazing person she was and for people to see she did not deserve this," she said.
Friends and family members have created two fundraisers for Ms Hancock’s family.
New Boston local Sarah Whitehead told Fox News Ms Hancock’s husband Homer and the rest of the family would now be taken care of by everyone in the community.
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