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September 19, 2012
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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.

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A bailiff escorts Annette Morales-Rodriguez, center, to her seat Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, at her Milwaukee trial to face charges of killing a pregnant woman and slicing out her full-term fetus in a failed attempt to pass the boy off as her own. Morales-Rodriguez is charged with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide in the deaths of the mother and fetus.

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A relative comforts Christian Mercado, husband of Maritza Ramirez-Cruz, during the trial of Annette Morales-Rodriguez, a woman accused of attacking and disemboweling Ramirez-Cruz last year in a failed attempt to steal her full-term fetus, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012 in Milwaukee. Mercado put his head down and wept when prosecutors showed a picture of his late wife with tape over her mouth and nose.

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Public defender Debra Patterson delivers opening statements Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, at the trial of Annette Morales-Rodriguez, who is accused of slicing a full-term fetus from the womb of a 23-year-old pregnant woman, in Milwuakee. Morales-Rodriguez is charged with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide in the deaths of the mother and fetus.

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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.