In what can only be described as horrific, a woman cuts baby out of kidnapped mothers womb killing both the kidnapped mother and her unborn child.
The unspeakable crime happened last year, October 6th, 2011, and the woman who stands accused, Annette Morales-Rodriguez, 34, appeared in court on Monday.
The Wisconsin woman had said that her boyfriend wanted a baby and that she was unable to get pregnant but told him, and apparently her family and friends, that she was pregnant. One of her very good friends even said that she “felt” the baby.
As her “due date” approached she became desperate to find a child, a newborn.
For weeks she was making plans to get a baby and “make it her own”.
She drove around the day before the crime unsuccessfully searching for a pregnant woman.
The next day, Thursday, October 6, 2011, she drove to a nonprofit organization that provides Hispanics with health care and found the perfect victim, 23 year old Maritza Ramirez-Cruz.
She offered Ramirez-Cruz a ride and then, as a ruse, said she needed to change her shoes and drove the pregnant woman to her home.
Once at her house, Ramirez-Cruz asked to use the restroom and when she emerged, Morales-Rodriguez was waiting for her with a baseball bat.
She hit her, chocked her and bound the expectant mother with duct tape.
Then using a technique she said he learned on the Discovery Channel for a caesarian delivery, she used an X-Acto knife to cut the baby out of her mothers womb.
When she yanked the fetus out, the infant was not breathing so she smeared some of the dying mothers blood on her thighs and called 911, saying she gave birth to a still born.
She refused to be examined at the hospital and left. It was then discovered the next day that the infant was not delivered by natural means. Police went to see Marales-Rodriguez and brought her back to be examined.
After it was determined that she did not give not birth to the infant, she was arrested and charged with one count of first-degree intentional homicide while armed and one count of first-degree intentional homicide of an unborn child while armed.
Jury selection is underway and opening statements are expected to being on Tuesday.