Wis. trial in fetal-abduction case moves to Day 2

Prosecution expected to rest today

Milwaukee prosecutors plan to play a video of police interviewing the woman accused of killing a pregnant mother last year and trying to steal her fetus.

Prosecutor Mark Williams began laying out his case Tuesday against 34-year-old Annette Morales-Rodriguez. He told the judge he plans to play the 90-minute video Wednesday and call a few additional witnesses before resting his case later in the day.

Several witnesses testified Tuesday that Morales-Rodriguez had a history of bragging she was pregnant and later claiming she had a miscarriage.

She’s charged with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide in the death of the mother and fetus.

Public defender Debra Patterson disputes little of the evidence against her client. But she says the homicides weren’t intentional because Morales-Rodriguez didn’t intend for anyone to die.

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