Texas woman accused of killing pregnant woman, removing baby from victim’s womb arrested in Oklahoma
IDABEL, Okla. – A woman suspected of killing a pregnant woman and removing the baby from the victim's womb appeared in an Oklahoma courtroom Tuesday and waived extradition to Texas. Taylor Parker, 27, of Simms, Texas, appeared in McCurtain County District Court and agreed to be sent to Bowie County, Texas, said Brooke Arbeitman, spokeswoman for the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. Parker is wanted in Texas for the death of 21-year-old Reagan Simmons-Hancock, who was found dead Friday with her baby removed from her body. Simms was stopped by a Texas state trooper in DeKalb, Texas, on Friday and said she had given birth on the side of the road and that the baby was not breathing, Arbeitman said. Simms was then taken to a hospital in Idabel, where the baby was pronounced dead, Arbeitman said.