UPDATE: Woman convicted of cutting baby out of woman gets life sentence


by Laura Matovina

MILWAUKEE COUNTY -- The story grabbed national attention, a woman convicted of the unthinkable, cutting an unborn baby from a woman's womb. On Thursday, Annette Morales-Rodriguez was given a life sentence. The judge also ruled she will have no chance or parole.

A jury convicted the 34-year-old back in September of trying to get a baby by killing a pregnant woman.

Court records say Morales-Rodriguez lured Maritza Ramirez-Cruz, 23, to her home, beat her and then cut the fetus from her womb.

Both mother and baby died.

Investigators say Morales-Rodriguez told police she did it because she was desparate to give her boyfriend a child.


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