Video: Wis. fetal-abduction suspect details attack
Annette Morales-Rodriguez, right, appears at her Milwaukee trial on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, to face charges that she killed a pregnant woman and tried to steal her full-term fetus. Her defense attorney, Debra Patterson, left, told jurors the homicides weren't intentional, and that her client never meant for the mother or baby to die.(AP Photo/Dinesh Ramde)
Prosecutor Mark Williams gestures toward a photo of Maritza Ramirez-Cruz, a pregnant woman who was killed and disemboweled last year, at the trial of suspect Annette Morales-Rodriguez, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012 in Milwaukee. Prosecutors allege that Morales-Rodriguez was so desperate to have a baby that she sliced the baby out of Ramirez-Cruz's womb in a failed attempt to pass the boy off as her own. (AP Photo/Dinesh Ramde)
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.