November 5th, 2013
05:26 AM ET

Woman Stabbed Two Days Before Giving Birth Meets Her Baby Girl

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.

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  1. Courtney

    Like why would a19 year old go round stabbin people i dont get it all they are just selfish and dont think about others

    January 19, 2014 at 5:25 pm | Reply
  2. S.CA

    Why are 19 year kids running around hiding in people's homes and stabbing people. I was stabbed in my home by a 19 year old kid who was also awaiting my arrival. What has this world come to? I wish this family well and the mother and child will be in my thoughts.

    November 11, 2013 at 2:23 am | Reply
  3. sombaocafe101

    Her husband is not technically deployed, he's stationed in W'burg, VA. Our local papers have said he was allowed to go home to Texas to be with his famiily. I am very glad this story ended well...positive thoughts being sent to this family and their newborn.

    November 5, 2013 at 8:58 am | Reply
    • slickrick

      Don't be that person on the internet, deployment applies from station through destination. Now drop and give me 20!

      November 5, 2013 at 5:15 pm | Reply
  4. Haligirl

    I agree...please send him home!

    November 5, 2013 at 8:46 am | Reply
  5. cherryrn

    send her husband home please . They deserve and need to be with each other. <3

    November 5, 2013 at 8:10 am | Reply

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