Baby born 2 days after mom is stabbed during FaceTime chat with deployed soldier husband
By Becky Bratu, Staff Writer, NBC News
nine-months-pregnant wife of a U.S. soldier on deployment overseas was
stabbed multiple times while the couple was video chatting, police
Rachel Poole, 31, of El Paso, Texas, had just walked into
her home Wednesday while talking to her husband via FaceTime when an
intruder who had been hiding inside the residence attacked her from
behind with a knife, according to a police affidavit filed in El Paso County court.
said the attacker was Corey Bernard Moss, a 19-year-old soldier based
at nearby U.S. Army Base Fort Bliss, who had come to Poole's house to
confront her over money he owed her.
Poole recognized her attacker and screamed out his name to her
spouse, who could hear the struggle over the phone. Moss knocked the
woman to the floor, assaulting her and stabbing her several times,
police said. He then fled the home and asked a co-worker to drive him to
In the meantime, Poole managed to call 911 and named
Moss as the assailant. Her husband, Justin Poole, called Moss's
co-workers, who confronted him once he arrived at Fort Bliss. The knife
used in the attack was found in the vehicle Moss came in, police said.
also said Moss admitted to beating and stabbing Poole when he was taken
into custody. He is now facing charges of attempted murder.
woman was admitted into a local hospital with multiple stab wounds and
fractures. On Friday, Poole gave birth to a baby girl -- but NBC station KTSM of El Paso reported she remained in critical condition.
The New York Daily News reported
that Justin Poole is a private who has been stationed in southwest
Asia. He was flown home to be with his wife, the Daily News reported.