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December 14, 2012

Woman draws life in fetal abduction

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MILWAUKEE (AP) —

Morales-Rodriguez described how she went to a Latino community center and found Ramirez-Cruz, a mother of three in her 40th week of pregnancy.

Morales-Rodriguez told police she offered the young woman a ride and then took her to Morales-Rodriguez’s home, where Morales-Rodriguez bashed the pregnant woman in the head with a baseball bat and choked her until she passed out. She said she then put duct tape over the younger woman’s mouth and nose and wrapped a plastic bag around her head. She then used a small blade to slice Ramirez-Cruz open from hip to hip and pulled out a stillborn boy.

In a 911 call played for jurors, Morales-Rodriguez frantically told a dispatcher that she had just given birth to a baby who wasn’t breathing.

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