WALKER, LA – A man in Louisiana has been arrested after he allegedly stabbed his pregnant wife in the abdomen and then cut out their unborn child.
On Tuesday, police responded to an emergency call at the home of 31-year-old Jeffrey Reynolds and his pregnant wife. Once there, they would find that Reynolds had done the unthinkable to his pregnant wife.
“His wife was on the floor he took a sharp instrument and actually had cut her open – her stomach area and pulled the baby out.” said Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard.
The 28-year-old woman, who was 7 1/2 months pregnant, was rushed to the hospital where she is currently in stable condition. Sadly, the baby died despite attempts to save it.
“I’ve seen crime scenes before but this one was very challenging, I mean they all are, but this one was one that I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like this,” said Ard.
Reynolds was still on the scene when police arrived and was very combative with the arresting officers. He was eventually apprehended and is now in jail on $500,000 bond on charges of first degree feticide and attempted second degree murder.
At this time, there is no known reason for Reynolds to have committed such an atrocious act. ”The motive is unclear now,” Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Spokeswoman Lori Steele explained. “We are actually collecting evidence at the hospital, drawing blood and getting toxicology reports.”
The couple have another child, who was in school at the time of the attack, who is being cared for by relatives. Police say they have never been called to the home before now.Tags: Crime, Domestic Violence, Jeffery Reynolds, Louisiana, pregnant, Stabbing