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Sentence looms in Milwaukee fetal-abduction case

Published On: Dec 13 2012 06:51:50 AM CST

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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