U.S. Soldier Helpless as His Pregnant Wife Slashed With Knife During Video Chat

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Nov 1, 2013   |   3:32PM   |   El Paso, TX

An American solider serving overseas was helpless as he chatted with his pregnant wife over a video chat on Wednesday. During the chat, a young soldier in a dispute with the couple over money and who broke into the home earlier, stabbed Rachel Poole, 31, multiple times with a knife as her husband Justin Poole was on screen.

Rachel was nine months pregnant at the time. A local news report with more details says the baby is in good condition but Rachel was listed as critical, with several stab wounds and fractures to her face and body.

Texas is one of a couple dozen states with an unborn victims law and the assailant could be held responsible for attacking the baby as well.

From the report:

According to the affidavit, she recognized her attacker and screamed his name out to her husband. Moss reportedly owed Poole money and came to confront her about it.

She called 911 after the attacker fled and named Moss as the assailant. Her husband, Justin Poole, called Moss’s coworkers, who confronted him and located the weapon, police said.

Justin Poole was on his way home, according to KFOX.



Authorities also said Moss admitted to the crime when he was taken into custody.

Fort Bliss spokesman Maj. Stephen Holt released a statement that they were cooperating with the police department.