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Judge sets $1 million bond for US woman accused of abducting woman, cutting out fetus
MILWAUKEE (AP) ' A Milwaukee woman accused of abducting a pregnant mother and cutting a full-term fetus out of her womb, killing both of them, is being held on a $1 million bond.
Thirty-three-year-old Annette Morales-Rodriguez faces charges of first-degree homicide while armed and first-degree intentional homicide of an unborn child while armed. Both offenses are punishable by mandatory life sentences.
The bond was set Monday during a brief appearance in Milwaukee County Circuit Court.
According to a criminal complaint, Morales-Rodriguez's boyfriend wanted a son but she couldn't get pregnant. Authorities say she told him she was pregnant and panicked as the supposed due date approached. The complaint says on Thursday she offered a ride to 23-year-old Maritza Ramirez-Cruz, beat her with a baseball bat and cut the fetus out of her uterus.