Baby Stolen From Womb

By: Nick Bohr Email
By: Nick Bohr Email

October 11, 2011 -

A Milwaukee, Wisconsin woman is charged with killing a woman and stealing her unborn baby. Prosecutors say her plot to steal a child to cover up her own lies about being pregnant, left two people dead.

This criminal complaint was just filed, charging Annette Morales Rodriguez with two counts of homicide. Prosecutors say she killed Maritza Ramirez Cruz, with the intention of stealing the full term baby boy, but they say she killed them both in her efforts, and elaborately tried to cover it up.

The grisly criminal complaint charges 33-year-old Annette Morales Rodriguez with two counts of first degree intentional homicide, one of them an unborn child. The suspect told police she'd lied to her boyfriend that she was pregnant and began to panic because she wasn't, and decided to stalk a pregnant woman.

Police say she lured 23-year-old Maritza Ramirez-Cruz with an offer of a free ride, and took her to the suspect's home south on 7th street last Thursday and attacked her with a baseball bat, strangled her and cut her unborn child from her womb.

Both Ramirez-Cruz and the baby died. Morales Rodriguez, seen here in court tried to tell investigators the baby was hers, but an autopsy showed otherwise, and police say Morales Rodriguez admitted killing Ramirez Cruz. Officers found her body hidden in the basement.


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  • by Anonymous on Oct 11, 2011 at 04:15 PM
    Isn't this what pro-abortionists like? Sounds like a forced abortion. Legal, right? A few days prior to being born you can kill so what's the difference in a few days after being born to kill? Or, a few months, a few years? Life is cheap with abortion around.
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      by Anonymous on Oct 11, 2011 at 06:09 PM in reply to
      Ummm, where in this country can you have an abortion at full term, or as you say, days before the baby is born"??? Really??? What does this story have to do with abortion anyway? It is outrageous and irrational statements like this that push people away from even listening to your point of view on the issue.
  • by D on Oct 11, 2011 at 12:45 PM
    Now that's just sick. Someone please put this animal down.
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      by Dee on Oct 11, 2011 at 12:53 PM in reply to D
      Please don't call her an animals - animals are more civilized than that. She is a monster!
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        by Vicky on Oct 11, 2011 at 04:56 PM in reply to Dee
        666 is coming
  • by Anonymous on Oct 11, 2011 at 11:51 AM
    I would bet that many people knew this woman was unstable before she ever did this. It is sad that we don't do anything to help or prevent mentally ill people from doing stuff like this. We just wait until they do something horrible and then we lock them away for life.
  • by Kira Location: Tallly on Oct 11, 2011 at 11:29 AM
    Ok yes it is illegal to kill fetuses up to 12 weeks old but this says the child was full term which in all states says if an unborn child can live outside the womb at 30 weeks it is considered a human being therefore a person like this one will be charged with Homicide and in alot of states a death penalty... My heart goes out to the family of this young life and mother....
  • by Anonymous Location: Tallahassee on Oct 11, 2011 at 11:24 AM
    This person is not mentally ill. She devised a plan to cover her own lie. It was calculated and premeditated, thought up over a long period of time, starting with the lie.
  • by L on Oct 11, 2011 at 10:58 AM
    Ever heard of Scott Peterson? Not the one with a bunch of wives that kept missing, but the one that killed his wife and her unborn child in an attempt to keep his affair with another woman going. This woman should suffer the same fate.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 11, 2011 at 10:11 AM
    Isnt it legal to kill unborn babies?
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      by Anonymous on Oct 11, 2011 at 10:43 AM in reply to
      Yes it is legal and don't call "it" a "baby". Abortionists and those working at abortuaries are silent on this one. Aren't they going to speak out for the woman in trouble with the law?
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        by Anonymous on Oct 11, 2011 at 11:23 AM in reply to
        This is a baby! The article stated the baby was full term, meaning under proper circumstances and care this child would have survived. Not a mass of tissue as previously stated, but a baby with arms, legs, fingernails, a heart. We are not talking about an embryo here.
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        by sam on Oct 11, 2011 at 11:38 AM in reply to
        "IT" IS A BABY DUMMY!
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        by Lilly on Oct 11, 2011 at 11:41 AM in reply to
        This was nothing like an abortion. It was murder of a mother and her full term infant. Geeze, people.
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      by Anonymous on Oct 11, 2011 at 11:56 AM in reply to
      None of this is relevant, abortion is a mothers choice, not the choice of a psychotic person. since you brought it up, abortion is only legal until the fetus can survive outside of the womb - which in most cases is somewhere around the 7th or 8th month of pregnancy - this woman was 9 months pregnant
  • by Jon Location: FSU on Oct 11, 2011 at 09:11 AM
    If the baby was stolen "from the womb", then it's not a baby but just an "non-person", and a mass of tissue. She shouldn't get in trouble as the baby was still in the womb. They aren't worth any value as we can abort them at that age. So what's all the fuss? While we're that close, why not abort post-birth babies up to age one?
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      by Londa on Oct 11, 2011 at 10:34 AM in reply to Jon
      Wow, Are you serious!!!!
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        by Anonymous on Oct 11, 2011 at 11:21 AM in reply to Londa
        It depends on whether they found that the baby was able to take its first breath.
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        by Jeff on Oct 11, 2011 at 11:39 AM in reply to Londa
        These posters on her are mentally ill.
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        by speechless on Oct 11, 2011 at 01:22 PM in reply to Londa
        OMG..I can't believe you said that about an child. If it is a full term baby, it is a person...if it has a heart beat it is a person...I hope and pray to GOD that you don't have any children...with that attitude you don't deserve any. Your lucky that your mother didn't think you weren't worth any value and about you.
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          by speechless on Oct 12, 2011 at 03:57 AM in reply to speechless
          my comment was to Jon not Londa...sorry Londa, I agree with you.
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      by Katie on Oct 11, 2011 at 11:40 AM in reply to Jon
      While we're at it, Jon, why don't you have yourself neutered? You don't need to add to the gene pool by fathering a baby. Read the story again: it was a full-term baby boy, which means she was at 39 - 40 weeks gestation. She could have delivered at any time.
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      by BSB on Oct 11, 2011 at 12:31 PM in reply to Jon
      Too bad your mother didn't have the same feelings when you were in the womb!
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      by Anonymous on Oct 11, 2011 at 12:41 PM in reply to Jon
      Hey Jon, if that were your wife/fiance/girl friend who you dearly loved...would you still look at your un-born child as a "mass of tissue"?
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      by ME on Oct 12, 2011 at 07:05 AM in reply to Jon
      I PRAY that you keep your pants zipped and NEVER have children if this is how you feel. And if you do have kids I PRAY that you show them love and support and you don't treat them as though they are not wanted. Because your post is heartless. I am praying that GOD forgives you for being so loveless.
  • by Joe Smoe on Oct 11, 2011 at 09:00 AM
    This is absolutely HORRIBLE! This poor woman who was so young and a baby that will never see the light of day. I feel terrible for the young woman's family, and boyfriend or husband. I'm in shock that someone could go to this kind of stint over a lie. Well her lie just landed her on death row. Good riddance!
  • by Frances Location: Tallahassee on Oct 11, 2011 at 08:56 AM
    Too much stuff is excused by "mental illness" - this is the devil's work, no doubt about it!
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