Texas A&M football analyst accused of fatally poisoning girlfriend, unborn child

Texas A&M Football Analyst Charged with Murder of Girlfriend and Unborn Child

Blaise Taylor, the son of Carl “Trooper” Taylor, who is the associate head coach at Texas A&M, found himself under arrest on Thursday. This development came after a grand jury in Nashville indicted him. The charges? The tragic deaths of his girlfriend and their unborn child, as reported by CNN.

Taylor, a former college football player at Arkansas State, faces two counts of first-degree murder. These charges stem from the alleged poisoning of his girlfriend and the child she was carrying, according to what CNN has shared.

The accusation against Taylor is a serious one. It is claimed that he poisoned Benning without her realizing it. This incident reportedly took place at her apartment on Lebanon Pike, during the evening of February 25th. This information comes directly from the Nashville Police Department.

After the incident, Benning was rushed to the hospital. This was after Taylor made an emergency call to 9-1-1, stating that Benning seemed to be experiencing an allergic reaction, as per the police’s statement.

Sadly, the unborn child passed away two days following the incident. Benning herself succumbed to her condition on March 6, 2023. This was reported by Jamiel Lynch of CNN.

Following the deaths, Taylor relocated to Utah. However, law enforcement is currently working on extraditing him back to Nashville, as stated by the police.

In light of these events, Texas A&M has decided to suspend Taylor, who worked as a football analyst, while further investigations are underway. This suspension was confirmed through a tweet from ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg.