A soldier stationed overseas watched in horror as his pregnant wife was stabbed in her home while the two chatted on video.
Rachel Poole, 31, was rushed to the hospital in critical condition after a man who was allegedly hiding in the home stabbed her multiple times in Texas on Wednesday. Poole was nine months pregnant at the time. Police say Corey Bernard Moss stabbed Poole from behind with a stainless steel knife, according to KFOX.
During the attack, her husband, Justin Pele Poole, an American soldier stationed thousands of miles away in Asia, saw the attack unfold as the two talked over FaceTime, according to ABC15.
Poole was still in critical condition when her baby, Isabella, was born. Doctors performed a successful cesarean section, her stepfather, Gary Jones, told ABCNews.com. The baby is listed in good condition.
Police Det. Mike Baranyay told CNN that the woman recognized her attacker and repeatedly screamed his name to her husband.
Poole managed to call authorities. A short time later, the suspect, 19-year-old Corey Bernard Moss, was located by Fort Bliss Military Police and turned over to El Paso police. Detectives said the suspect was inside Poole’s house before she came home.
Moss allegedly told investigators that the victim owed him money for vehicle repairs.
"My wife fought back so that her daughter could live," said Justin.
“I’m fully blind in my left eye,” said Rachel. “I have spinal cord damage still. My nerve endings that connect to my right side of my body are still sending signals at all times, instead of when you bump your arm or something.”
“There’s not a single hour that does not go through my life without me remembering or knowing or in someway having to deal with what happened that day,” said Rachel.
Rachel said she knows what Moss deserves and it’s nothing less than an attempted murder charge.
Moss was arrested soon after the October attack. He was originally charged with attempted murder. When the Pooles were in court on Thursday, they found out Moss’ charge was changed to burglary with intent to commit a felony.
More than 1,000 signatures support a petition on Change.org for the Governor of Texas to investigate Moss’ downgraded charge.