The Bowie County woman accused in the death of a New Boston mother and the baby removed from her womb is back Texas to face the charges after waiving extradition from Oklahoma on Tuesday.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, 27-year-old Taylor Parker of Simms was returned to Texas Wednesday and booked into the Bowie County Jail on charges of capital murder, murder and kidnapping.
There is no word yet on an arraignment date.
Parker is currently being held on a $2.5M bond for capital murder, $1.5M for murder and $1M on the kidnapping charge. In Texas, the only difference between capital murder and murder is the punishment imposed for each. Capital murder is punished with either a life sentence without parole or the death penalty. A murder charge can entail serving 5 to 99 years in prison, or life in prison.
According to the Daily Beast, Parker had spent time with Hancock just the day before the killing.
She even photograghed Reagan, Homer and Reagan’s daughter Kynlee during their engagement shoot, as well as their wedding in September of 2019.
According to Reagan’s Facebook posts, Parker spent time with the victim—and even delivered her a baby gift and Starbucks coffee the day before the alleged murder.
Parker and Reagan were Facebook friends. But the women also spent time together offline, including last year when the alleged killer snapped engagement photos with Reagan, Homer and Kynlee, and wedding photos for the family months later.
“Love my little family,” Reagan said in a caption for what appears to be a July 2019 engagement photo, picturing Kynlee in the foreground wearing a shirt with the words: “Mommy, will you marry my Daddy?”
“My fav family,” commented Parker, who goes by Taylor Morton on Facebook.
“Thank you so much for everything!!” Reagan replied. Homer chimed in too, “Thanks for taking such great pictures!”
“Y’all are so welcome,” Morton said.
Meanwhile, Reagan’s mother, Jessica Brookes, told The Daily Beast that Parker took photographs at her daughter’s wedding in September 2019 at the Elliott Lake recreation area at a Texarkana military park.
“If nothing else, I want people to know the kind of person Reagan was,” Brookes told The Daily Beast. “I want people to know there are still good people in the world.”
The small-town community has rallied around Reagan’s family, creating Facebook and Paypal fundraisers for Homer and Kynlee while also collecting money through T-shirt sales and carwashes. Homer is not the toddler’s biological father, but loved her like she was his own and will seek full-time custody, Brookes said.
Friends mourned the woman and her unborn baby ahead of a memorial service scheduled for this Saturday.