MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - The jury didn’t take long to find a Milwaukee woman guilty of killing a pregnant mother and trying to steal her full-term baby.
Annette Morales-Rodriguez was convicted of two counts of intentional homicide Thursday. She faces a mandatory life sentence, though the judge in her case could decide to allow the possibility of parole.
Prosecutors say Morales-Rodriguez had more than one miscarriage and was desperate to give her boyfriend a son.
She allegedly faked a pregnancy, then panicked as her supposed due date approached. Her attorneys conceded she strangled 23 year old Maritza Ramirez-Cruz last October, but they argued the deaths of the mother and fetus were not intentional.