IDABEL, Okla. — A Simms, Texas, woman accused of killing a pregnant New Boston, Texas, woman and removing her baby from her womb Friday has waived extradition from Oklahoma to Texas.
Tyler Rene Parker, 27, was arrested Friday at McCurtain Memorial Hospital. She allegedly left New Boston with the baby after killing 21-year-old Reagan Simmons Hancock, who was approximately eight months along.
Parker, using the name Taylor Morton, was friends with Hancock on Facebook. According to social media posts made by Hancock prior to her murder, she was expecting her second daughter Nov. 2.
Parker is accused of faking a pregnancy in the months prior to Hancock's death.
Parker allegedly claimed she had just given birth on the side of the road and the baby wasn't breathing when stopped by a Texas trooper in DeKalb, Texas, for speeding. Parker and the infant were transported to the hospital via ambulance where the baby was pronounced deceased, according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.
Authorities were called to Hancock's residence on Austin Street in New Boston mid-morning Friday by a family member.
Parker appeared Tuesday morning before a state district judge in McCurtain County, Oklahoma. Parker waived extradition from Oklahoma and is now in Texas custody. Jail records show Parker is being held in the Bowie County jail in downtown Texarkana.
Jailing records show the arresting agency as the New Boston Police Department with pending charges of capital murder, first-degree murder and kidnapping. Bail has not been set.
Under Texas law, capital murder is punishable by life in prison without the possibility of parole or death by lethal injection.