DA files charges in death of pregnant woman, unborn child

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by Laura Matovina

MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee County District Attorney's office has now charged a 33-year-old Milwaukee woman for the murder of a 23-year-old pregnant woman and her unborn baby boy.

According to the criminal complaint, Annette Morales-Rodriguez went to horrific lengths to please her boyfriend's want for a baby boy.

On October 6, Morales-Rodriguez dialed 911 explaining she had just given birth in her shower, and the baby wasn't breathing. Officers responded to a home on 7th Street, and found the baby boy dead. She was then transfered to the hospital to be checked out.

Against medical advice, Morales-Rodriguez left before being checked out.

The child was taken to the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's office for an autopsy and it was then found that the baby boy was not the product of natural birth and was cut out of his mother's womb by force.

Milwaukee Police officers then were sent to Moralez-Rodriguez's home, and the suspect was taken to the hospital to be evaluated. She was then taken into police custody for questioning.

The criminal complaint goes into great detail about the elaborate plot, and a violent attempt to kidnap the victim, Maritza Ramirez-Cruz's unborn baby boy. You can read the criminal complaint by clicking here

Moralez-Rodriguez has been charged with First Degree Intentional Homicide while armed and First Degree Intentional Homicide of an Unborn Child while armed. Both are Class A felonies. If convicted, Moralez-Rodriguez will be sentenced to life in prison.

 

 

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