Pregnant woman stabbed while her horrified husband watch on FaceTime gives birth by C-section to healthy baby girl

A Texas woman recovering in hospital after being stabbed in her own home has had a baby girl.
Rachel Poole, 31, gave birth to a daughter named Isabella at University Medical Center in El Paso, Texas by caesarean section.

Joy and sadness: Justin Poole cradles his new baby girl, whose mother Rachel Poole is still in a serious condition after enduring a vicious attack in her own home

Poole has been in hospital since Wednesday evening when she was brutally attacked by Corey Bernard, 19, while she was in her kitchen speaking to her husband Justin Pele Poole, who is deployed overseas, via FaceTime.

New mother: Rachel Poole cannot see out of one eye, has a collapsed lung and displaced vertebrae and is unable to hold her newborn baby

She was admitted to the hospital in a critical condition and treated for stab wounds to her face and body.
According to ABC News, Poole was scheduled to have a C-section next week.
Poole’s stepfather, Gary Jones said that doctors couldn’t ‘do anything with [her] injuries unless they got Isabella out.’
He also said that Rachel Poole may need an eye socket reconstruction, she suffered a collapsed lung and that one of her verebrae is out of place after the attack.
Poole, was talking to her husband on FaceTime Wednesday night when a man identified as 19-year-old Corey Moss broke into their El Paso home and lunged at her with a knife.

Horror show: Rachel Poole (left), who is nine months pregnant, was stabbed multiple times by an intruder in her home as her husband Justin (right), who is deployed overseas, watched in horror on video chat

Ambush: El Paso police say Moss went to the Pooles’ home in the 9400 block of Wichita Circle, broken in and waited for Rachel to come home

According to an arrest affidavit obtained by KFOX14, she recognized her assailant as a man who owed her husband money and screamed out his name.
The 31-year-old mother-to-be, who was nine months pregnant, was rushed to University Medical Center in critical condition suffering from multiple stab wounds and fractures to her body and face.
According to police, the wounded victim was able to call 911 and give the name of the suspect to police.
Meanwhile, Justin Poole called the 19-year-old’s co-workers, who helped apprehend Moss and seized the knife allegedly used in the attack.
Following his arrest, police said Moss admitted to stabbing Rachel Poole
The teenager has been charged with criminal attempted capital murder and was ordered held on $60,000 bond.
Neighbors told KFOX14 they that Moss owed the Pooles money for car repairs because he had borrowed a vehicle from them and wrecked it.
According to El Paso police, Moss, a soldier attached to Fort Bliss, went to the Pooles’ home in the 9400 block of Wichita Circle to talk to Rachel Poole about the money he owed her husband.
The woman wasn’t home, so the 19-year-old allegedly forced his way into the house and lay in ambush, waiting for her to return.
When Poole came home, she opened the Apple video chat program FaceTime on her phone and began talking to her husband, who is stationed in southwest Asia.

Suspect: Cory Bernard Moss, 19, allegedly admitted to the knife attack, which was reportedly sparked by a money dispute

A short time later, police say Moss came out of hiding and surprised Rachel Poole from behind, repeatedly stabbing her with a foldout stainless steel knife and beating her.
According to the affidavit, the victim instantly recognized Moss as her husband’s debtor and yelled out his name several times so Justin Poole could hear it over the phone.
Following the attack, police say Moss fled and called a co-worker to pick him up and drive him to Fort Bliss.
Meanwhile, Justin Pele Poole called Moss’ colleagues to alert them of the suspect’s imminent return to the military base.
The 19-year-old’s co-workers intercepted him and found the knife in the car where he was riding.
Fort Bliss spokesman Joe Buccino said that Army Pvt Poole has been deployed in southwest Asia for the past nine months, HLN-TV reported.

He arrived home in El Paso sometime today, and is not likely to be sent back to his overseas posting in the wake of the attack on his wife.
On Wednesday, a furious Justin Pele Poole took to his Facebook page to express his anger with the situation, writing in part: ‘I promised to give my life for this freedom not the other way around. I failed her but never again.’
This afternoon, the soldier wrote on his page that he had the ‘hardest conversation’ of his life with his wounded wife over the phone.
According to Justin Poole, Rachel Poole told him that she had lost an eye in the attack and asked him if it was a ‘deal breaker’ for him.

‘My wife is my wife til I’m no longer breathing,’ the serviceman wrote. ‘No man can change that and though I was not here to protect her this time it will never happen again that’s my word.’
Today he introduced the couple’s daughter to Facebook friends.
‘In case you are wondering Rachel Poole is fighting to beat this but here is why she is fighting so hard. We love you baby,’ he wrote.
Tragically, he added that the couple’s dog had died after being left alone in the house following the attack on Rachel Poole.
According to a GoFundMe page set up for the Pooles, Rachel Poole is still in a critical condition and baby Isabella is sick from the medications doctors had to give her mother.

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