Jurors deciding Taylor Parker’s fate are expected to start deliberating Wednesday
Psychologist testifies after evaluating Parker for 10.5 hours
NEW BOSTON, Texas (KSLA) — Convicted killer Taylor Parker’s fate is expected to be turned over to jurors after closing arguments are made sometime Wednesday.
Parker was found guilty of killing Reagan Hancock and taking her unborn child. Presented in court Tuesday was contraband, including a razor, that reportedly was found that day in Parker’s jail cell.
Psychologist Dr. Timothy Parker testified for most of the day Tuesday as the sentencing phase of Parker’s trial continued.
Proctor evaluated Parker for 10.5 hours before the trial began in October. He said Parker told him after she was sexually assaulted at the age of 12, she developed an imaginary aggressive friend named “Coraline.” However, Proctor said Parker doesn’t have multiple personalities.
During this evaluation, Parker told Proctor that she started living a lie and got to the point where she didn’t know right from wrong and said “half the stuff she lied about, a logical person wouldn’t believe.”
In the evaluation report, Parker said that Hancock wasn’t the target and that she was following another woman in Paris, Texas. The report also stated that Parker said the death penalty is “a legal form of revenge.”
Proctor concluded that his evaluation didn’t present severe mental disease or defect of any type in Parker, rather she presents as someone with a significant personality disturbance.
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