Woman sentenced for killing three babies in the 1980s
Nancy Moronez was sentenced to 30 years in prison.
Moronez was originally facing three counts of second-degree murder, but she took a plea deal and pleaded guilty to three counts of homicide by reckless conduct. According to court documents, Moronez drowned her 2-week-old son Justin Brunka in 1980, suffocated 6-month-old Brad Steege in 1984 and 2-month-old Katie Kozeniecki in 1985.
The deaths were originally ruled as sudden infant death syndromes. The case was reopened in 2015 when Moronez's daughter told police her mom confessed. She was later arrested in 2018 and said she killed them because they wouldn't stop crying.
One of the baby's mothers says Moronez ruined her life and she wishes she could get the death penalty if Wisconsin had it.