Pregnant Army Wife Brutally Stabbed, Delivers Baby
She was video-chatting with deployed husband
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 3, 2013 3:45 PM CST
Rachel Poole was attacked and stabbed in her kitchen while chatting with her deployed soldier husband via FaceTime.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – A 31-year-old Army wife was chatting with her deployed husband via FaceTime when she was brutally attacked and stabbed repeatedly in her Texas home, reports ABC News. A 19-year-old Fort Bliss soldier has been charged. Perhaps most miraculously, Rachel Poole, who was nine months pregnant, delivered a healthy baby girl via Caesarian section after the attack; baby Isabella "is in good health," says Poole's mother. She wouldn't comment on Poole's own condition.

Police have charged Corey Bernard Moss in the attack; they say he allegedly owed Poole money. Poole apparently screamed Moss' name as she was attacked, and her husband, Justin Poole, called Moss' co-workers for help. Moss was detained shortly thereafter and a knife was found in his car; he's being held on $150,000 bond. Justin Poole has since returned to El Paso, and he's posted pictures of himself and his daughter on Facebook. Rachel Poole has a badly damaged eye socket and vertebra, and suffered a collapsed lung in the attack. "Rachel Poole is fighting to beat this," her husband wrote.

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Nov 4, 2013 11:14 AM CST
The assailant owed the victim money. And where does it say anything about a love affair between the two?
Nov 4, 2013 10:22 AM CST
Motive? What motive could possibly justify this crime? I don't care if this scum was owed money, if he was in love with this woman and she rejected him, there's NO reason to stab anyone especially not a defenseless, unsuspecting, pregnant woman! Justice would be to keep him in a cell and let the husband come home and take care of him. I hope the young woman and baby will be fine and recover from this physically and the young lady will recover emotionally too. Not even safe in your own home.
Nov 4, 2013 6:19 AM CST