September 18, 2014
MILWAUKEE (AP) - A Milwaukee woman accused of killing a pregnant mother and trying to steal her fetus can be seen in a police video telling detectives she beat the victim with a bat before choking her to death.
Prosecutors played almost 40 minutes of video Wednesday for the jury. It shows 34-year-old Annette Morales-Rodriguez providing a detailed description of the attack.
The video shows her sitting in an interrogation room, where she sobs and sniffles and occasionally covers her face with her hands. She tells police she planned to steal the full-term baby and pass it off as her own.
She's charged with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide in the death of the mother and fetus.
Her attorney contends the homicides weren't intentional because Morales-Rodriguez didn't intend for anyone to die.