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Livingston Parish authorities charge man with feticide

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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