A pregnant Texas woman has been stabbed multiple times by an intruder as her horrified soldier husband serving overseas helplessly watched the attack play out in real time on video chat.
Rachel Poole, 31, was talking to her husband, Justin Pele Poole, on FaceTime Wednesday night when a man identified as 19-year-old Corey Moss broke into their El Paso home and lunged at her with a knife.
According to an arrest affidavit obtained by KFOX14, Mrs Poole recognized her assailant as a man who owed her husband money and screamed out his name.
The 31-year-old mother-to-be, who is nine months pregnant, was rushed to University Medical Center in critical condition suffering from multiple stab wounds and fractures to her body and face.
Doctors said her unborn baby girl, who is due in a week, was in good condition. The couple plan to name her Isabella.
According to police, the wounded victim was able to call 911 and give the name of the suspect to police.
Meanwhile, Justin Poole called the 19-year-old’s co-workers, who helped apprehend Moss and seized the knife allegedly used in the attack.
Following his arrest, police said Moss admitted to stabbing Rachel Poole
The teenager has been charged with criminal attempted capital murder and was ordered held on $60,000 bond.
Neighbors told KFOX14 they that Moss owed the Pooles money for car repairs because he had borrowed a vehicle from them and wrecked it.
According to El Paso police, Moss, a soldier attached to Fort Bliss, went to the Pooles’ home in the 9400 block of Wichita Circle to talk to Rachel about the money he owed her husband.