Pregnant wife of Williamsburg soldier stabbed in Texas

Posted at 12:17 AM, Nov 04, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-04 19:05:12-05

Williamsburg, Va. - A soldier deployed overseas was face-timing with his wife in Texas when she was stabbed by an intruder, according to police. The soldier is Private Justin Poole from Williamsburg.

El Paso Police Department say a Fort Bliss soldier, 19 year old Corey Bernard Moss, went to the  home of 31 year old Rachel Poole Wednesday to confront her about money owed to him. Rachel is nine months pregnant.

Police say Rachel Poole wasn't home, so Moss broke in through her back door and waited for her to come home. When Rachel came home, she walked into the kitchen and starting face-timing on the phone with her husband, Justin Poole, who is currently deployed overseas.

Police say that's when Moss attacked her from behind with a knife. Rachel immediately recognized her attacker, and began screaming his name to her husband over the phone, who police say could hear everything that was happening. Moss continued to beat and stab Rachel until he finally fled the scene.

Rachel was able to call 911 and told officers her attacker’s name. Moss was later found with the knife and arrested after admitting to the attack.

Rachel Poole suffered several stab wounds and bone fractures and was last listed in critical condition in need of surgery. Police say her baby is in good condition.

Private Justin Poole’s family tells NewsChannel 3 that he is currently in Texas now with his wife and baby.

The attacker, Corey Bernard Moss, has been charged with attempted murder.