A Texas mother and her newborn baby girl are reunited for the first time since a brutal attack.
Rachel Poole was stabbed by an assailant while nine months pregnant and the terrifying scene unfolded while she was on the video application Facetime with her husband who's away on deployment. The stabbing happened all before his helpless eyes.
“Police say Poole was on the phone when she was confronted by an intruder who had been inside her home. She immediately recognized the suspect, 19-year-old Corey Bernard Moss, who was waiting for her, a knife in hand,” CNN's Miguel Marquez reports.
“According to police, Poole repeatedly screamed his name to her husband over the phone as he stabbed her several times. The suspect then fled the scene.”
Her husband immediately posted a plea for help to friends on Facebook:
"If u are seeing this message find out what f-–g hospital my wife is in and tell me the f-–g whereabouts of Corey moss. He f-–g went to my house while I'm deployed and stabbed her..."
“She managed to dial 911 and was transported to the hospital, where she delivered her baby two days later," Marquez reports.
Her husband is now by his family’s side, asking that everybody pray for his wife and daughter Isabella to make a full recovery.
Poole says, “We have an amazingly strong daughter who is absolutely gorgeous. It means the world, just being able to see her and know that, through everything, that she's doing just fine."
According to investigators, the suspect's motive involved money that he owed Poole for vehicle repairs. He's been charged with attempted murder with a bond set at $60,000.