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Livingston Parish authorities charge man with feticide

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Jeffery Reynolds (photo from LPSO) Jeffery Reynolds (photo from LPSO)
The crime scene at Milton Road in Walker The crime scene at Milton Road in Walker

Walker, La. - Livingston Parish authorities say a pregnant woman's husband is being questioned about a stabbing Tuesday morning in which her baby was cut out of her and killed.

FOX 8 News received this press release from the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office Tuesday night:

Just after 11:00 a.m. on October 23, 2012, 9-1-1 Dispatchers with the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office received a call about a disturbance at 30259 Milton Road in Walker. LPSO Deputies and Walker Police responded to this call.

On scene, deputies learned that a sharp instrument was used to sever the belly of a woman who was approximately seven-and-a-half months pregnant. The baby was then forcibly removed from her womb. That baby did not survive. An autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow.

The 28-year old pregnant victim is currently listed as stable at a local hospital.

The victim's husband, 31-year old Jeffery Reynolds of 30259 Milton Road in Walker, has been charged as follows:

>1st Degree Feticide

>Attempted 2nd Degree Murder

He is currently in the Livingston Parish Detention Center. Bond is set at $500,000.00.

The Louisiana State Police Crime Lab is processing evidence collected at the scene.

A motive is unknown.

The investigation is ongoing.

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