Women on Death Row
On November 14, 2022, Taylor Renee Parker became the seventh woman to arrive on Texas’ death row. The 29-year-old Parker was convicted on October 4, 2022, of capital murder by a Bowie County jury. On November 9, 2022, the jury sentenced her to death for the October 2020 murder of Reagan Simmons-Hancock, a 21-year-old pregnant woman whose baby was cut from her womb and eventually died.
“Take her to death row,” Judge John Tidwell instructed the court bailiff after the jury announced its sentence.
In a November 13, 2022, report for Kxan News by Carolyn Roy, Parker was transferred that same day to the women’s death row at the maximum security Mountain View Unit located in Gatesville, where she will await execution along with the six other women on death row. They are:
- Erica Yvonne Sheppard: 27 years, 7 months on death row. Thirty-nine years of age. 19