Posted: Oct 24, 2012 11:54 AM by WBRZ Russell Jones
From WBRZ: WALKER - An autopsy is scheduled today after Livingston Parish deputies said a man stabbed his pregnant wife, cutting the unborn child from her and killing it yesterday.
Deputies charged Jeffery Reynolds, 31, with first-degree feticide and attempted second-degree murder. He's in jail on a half-million dollar bond, while the victim is in stable condition at a local hospital.
The sheriff's office received a call about a disturbance around 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Reynolds' home on Milton Road in Walker. They said they found Reynolds had used a "sharp instrument" to cut into his wife's stomach, and forcibly removed the fetus which later died.
Neighbors told WBRZ Reynolds seemed "incoherent" when he was taken into custody.
"He was howling like an animal. It was a stream of consciousness rambling and ranting and raving and what have you," said one neighbor.
Investigators said they have no information about a motive for the crime at this time.