NEW INFORMATION: Wis. woman sentenced to life for fetal abduction

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A Milwaukee woman convicted of trying to steal a baby by killing a pregnant woman and slicing out her full-term fetus has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance for parole.

A jury convicted 34-year-old Annette Morales-Rodriguez in September on two counts of first-degree intentional homicide, one each for the mother and baby.

The convictions carried mandatory life sentences, but Judge David Borowski could have allowed the possibility of parole. Wisconsin does not have the death penalty.

Morales-Rodriguez told police she killed the 23-year-old woman and tried to steal the baby because she was desperate to give her boyfriend a son. She told investigators she was "sorry for the girl" and never meant for the baby to die.
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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A Milwaukee woman convicted of trying to steal a baby by killing a pregnant woman and slicing out her full-term fetus is due to be sentenced.

A jury convicted 34-year-old Annette Morales-Rodriguez of two counts of first-degree intentional homicide, one each for the mother and baby.

She faces a mandatory life sentence at a hearing Thursday afternoon. However, the judge may allow for the possibility of parole.

Prosecutor Mark Williams declined to say what sentence he will request. But he says the crime was horrible and hopes Morales-Rodriguez is punished proportionately.

Messages left with her defense attorneys were not immediately returned.

Morales-Rodriguez told police she killed the 23-year-old mother because she was desperate to give her boyfriend a son.


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