Woman Who Killed Pregnant Lady to Steal Fetus Faces Sentencing

Dinesh Ramde, Montreal Gazette, December 13, 2012

Annette Morales-Rodriguez, distraught over her inability to give her boyfriend a son, had already pretended to have two miscarriages and was faking a third pregnancy when she settled on a sinister plan to abduct another Hispanic woman, carve the child from her womb and pass it off as her own.

She followed through last year and ended up killing not only 23-year-old Maritza Ramirez-Cruz, but also Ramirez-Cruz’s full-term son as well. On Thursday, Morales-Rodriguez will be sentenced to prison for life. The only unknown is whether the judge will allow for the possibility of parole. Wisconsin doesn’t have the death penalty.


Annette Morales-Rodriguez

Annette Morales-Rodriguez

Morales-Rodriguez, 34, was convicted of two counts of first-degree intentional homicide, one for Ramirez-Cruz and one for the fetus. She didn’t testify during her trial, and her defence attorneys, who didn’t deny that she attacked Ramirez-Cruz, didn’t call any witnesses.

Instead, defence attorneys argued that the slayings were reckless but not intentional, because Morales-Rodriguez didn’t mean for the victims to die. They urged jurors to convict her of the lesser charge of first-degree reckless homicide, which carries a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison.


A key piece of evidence during the trial was a videotaped police interview in which Morales-Rodriguez described her attack on the young mother. She admitted luring Ramirez-Cruz to her home, bludgeoning and choking her into unconsciousness, and then using a small blade to carve out the fetus.

In a 911 call played for jurors, she told a dispatcher that she had just given birth to a baby who wasn’t breathing.


Police later found the victim’s disembowelled body in Morales-Rodriguez’s basement.


She sat in silence throughout the three days of testimony. She kept her head down and eyes open as she listened through headphones to an interpreter translating English into Spanish.


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  • Oil Can Harry

    Milwaukee was the hometown of Richie Cunningham, the Fonz and Laverne and Shirley. Sadly, the city was no good back then because it lacked diversity.

    Thankfully, it’s now a multicultural city. What a huge improvement!

    • The__Bobster

      Then they brought in Fez and the jewish kid Hyde’s Bantu half sister and the place went to hell.

      • NM156

        When the ratings boost from jumping the shark faded, diversity was the last resort?

    • haroldcrews

      I recall on Happy Days that the Fonz came to the South, marched for integration and beat up a couple Southern whites.

  • OlderWoman

    ‘… because Morales-Rodriguez didn’t mean for the victims to die.’

    This is an interesting statement. Wouldn’t any idiot know cutting the child from the woman’s womb would likely cause death for both of them?

    • A normal person would. This person isn’t normal…even by bantu standards.

    • Luis

      Isn’t this what happened to Sharon Tate, in 1969? The Manson henchwomen cut her to pieces, and then (crudely) aborted her fetus.

      • Shouldn’t you be asking yourself why is Charlie Manson and his family still Alive? Let me guess its because they are WHITE…..

        • Anglokraut

          California didn’t execute anyone for a while in the 70s and 80s. When they finally executed again, it was Robert Alton Harris–a WHITE man. Your argument doesn’t hold up.

          Geeze, I was able to pull this information up in thirty seconds.

        • Michael_C_Scott

          Manson actually was sentenced to death, but while he was on death row, the US Supreme Court abolished the death penalty, and every single existing capitol case in the US was immediately commuted to life imprisonment.

  • Nicholai Hel

    “Family values don’t stop at the border.”

    • SLCain

      Including Manson family values.

  • Xerxes22

    No mention of what country she is from or her legal status since she doesn’t speak English. Naturaly this report appeared in a Canadian newspaper. I guess it wasn’t news worthy enough for our own news media.


    Just doing the job lazy Americans refuse to do.

  • You Are Now Enriched

    Diversity, like voodoo, isn’t something we should even try to understand, just avoid.


  • Dude

    If I found out my mom had acquired me by cutting me out of another woman’s womb, I’d never look at her the same way again.

  • tickyul

    Congrats on the highly-insane USA bringing in more and more 3rd-9th world dreck!!!!!

  • Mike Harrigan

    “In a 911 call played for jurors, she told a dispatcher that she had just given birth to a baby who wasn’t breathing.”

    Only one of those responsible for bestowing enrichment on the rest of us, would believe she could get away with such a statement. That the doctors wouldn’t be able to tell that she hadn’t just given birth.

  • Luca

    I can hear the defense attorney; “Your Honor, my client had no intention of killing the victim, she merely bludgeoned her, choked her, disemboweled her and left her body in the basement.”

    • Sloppo

      If he was able to say that with a straight face, then he’s got talent.

    • Michael_C_Scott

      Gotta agree there. Nobody is really that stupid.

      I can put a .177″ air rifle pellet through a rabbit and it dies right away from an injury far less traumatic than disembowelment, although since I usually get the heart the comparison is perhaps unfair (we eat them, lest anyone think I do it out of cruelty).

      The defense has made an excellent case for absolute denial of parole with this claim: “Your honor, my client is a narcissistic murderess who disemboweled an innocent woman and allowed her to bleed to death and is so stupid that she believed the victim would somehow recover on her own. We would like this vicious moron to be out on the streets someday because unlike the victim in this case, we believe our murderous lunatic client deserves a second chance.”

  • Michael_C_Scott

    On the plus-side, providing her boyfriend with a son is no longer one of Annette’s problems.

    • Luis

      @Michael C. Scott –

      When this killer gets sent to the women’s can in Wisconsin, she’d better hone up on her survival skills – she’s going to need them. I suspect child killers are frowned upon as much among female inmates, as among the men.

      Which leads me to my next question –

      Where do killers of old people rank in the inmate “pecking order”? I know that inmates who’ve commited child killings, child kidnapping, and rapists are especially despised by their fellow inmates. But I don’t know for sure if killers of senior citizens are similarly hated – I would think they are. Am I right, paisan?

      I don’t mean to rehash about your time on the inside, but I just wanted to know about this, from someone who’s been there.

      • Michael_C_Scott

        I have no idea. I was at a low-security facility, and we had only a few murderers who’d been inside since the 1980s: Joe Sanchez (a Jicarilla Apache) – murder and mutiny – and Norman Sylvester (Navajo) -murder. They were not camp-eligible, but had behaved themselves, so had come down the federal custody level as far as they could. I think they’re both out now. Joe’s fed number ended in “000”, so his case was pre-1986 military, and I can’t look him up on the BoP website.

        In high security facilities, the inmates simply do not have much access to each other. The mediums are the worst places, where the inmates are young, violent first-time offenders.

        I did my fed time at Ft. Worth, Texas, and it was basically like living in the dorms at a really bad state college. The chow hall food started out quite good, but got considerably worse. The warden gave us a speech at intake, and he seemed fair and honest. He told us to take care of our teeth, eat our veggies (there was an unlimited salad bar for a while), and advised us that no gang activity would be tolerated – “I will ship you.” He also told us that the guys driving the perimeter have M-16s and 12-gauge shotguns, and they will shoot us dead if we attempt to escape.

        Pretty much nobody bothered anybody, and race relations were reasonably good.

        I don’t recall anyone being picked on either for what they had done out in the world, or who they were inside. There was a scatterbrained recovering crackhead named Jeffrey, who went by “Skeeter”, but the unit basically adopted him as our kid brother.

        The biggest thief from the kitchen systematically ratted out anyone else removing food, and we knew he was doing it, but he ended up getting shipped. Nobody hurt him, but nobody I knew would talk to him.

        Some of the Vietnamese were catching pigeons for a while and selling the meat to the Mexicans, telling them it was chicken, but there wasn’t a fight even then.

        My file says I taught a guy to read, but it isn’t so; I merely brought him from “Tip & Mitten” to “Aviation Week & Space Technology”.

        If it helps any, I can’t watch TV shows at my mother’s house about prison (we don’t have cable here). I also won’t go to zoos, which are really just jails for animals.

        I think there were two inmate-on-inmate stabbings and two assaults on guards (one only with urine) in two years.

        The white guys I knew inside developed a sort of family relationship with each other, once trust had been firmly established. There wasn’t even a pecking order; we just looked after our friends.

      • WhiteFalcon1

        Yes! They are not looked upon as ‘criminals’, even among other killers and are usually placed in protective custody…or have accidents like being stuffed into an industrial dryer for 3 or 4 cycles, which is hell on the sheets, but works every time!

  • DudeWheresMyCountry?

    It really ticked me off that the writer opens with the morally ambiguous opinion or excuse that the perpetrator was “distraught, over her inability” to have a child… Now why would a journalist throw that in at the beginning, is she making a tactical decision to give the murderer a shred of sympathy and understanding? Is she making excuses for the curse of diversity? Does she think this is a semi reasonable explanation for such acts? Is this normal thinking in her mind, her culture?

    Dinesh Ramde is the writer of this article. She presumably is a Punjab Indian immigrant to Canada. Diversity is an intellectual, economic, cultural and security travesty.

    • John Bonham

      Bingo .. You hit the nail on the head .. This is liberal journalism at it’s finest ..
      We get this in the states also..

    • CourtneyfromAlabama

      I agree. And wasn’t the idiot photographer who flashed photos at the train before it hit the subway victim, Indian also? Had he been an anglo white man, not that they exist in NYC anymore, he would have been accused of having a hand in the subway death. Either that, or his “redneck” intelligence would have been questioned.

      Yet Indians are an ethnic group in this country that keeps getting cheerleaded even on this website. An article was put up recently listing them and Filipinos as the richest immigrants. Not sure if I buy that for Filipinos ; surely it is because most of them come as brides for American military men. As for Indians, I don’t care how rich they are, I don’t want them here. They don’t come across as bright to me.

      • Vonhauer

        Correct. No matter how well educated any group is they are still racial aliens and should be in their own countries just as we should. A massive importation of Indians would STILL give you…… India!

      • Anglokraut

        They don’t come across as too bright, because they aren’t bright, or hard-working, or honest. I worked at a discount store in the Boston area, and my store was staffed 50% Indian. I had no personal experience with Indians before this job, and I didn’t know what to expect. They considered personal hygiene to be voluntary, worked only when the boss-man is near, were, with two exceptions, totally illiterate (a very frustrating trait when they were assigned with me to the book department,) and would sneak off to the break room for their frequent, illicit meal breaks, outside for their smoke breaks, or to the very back of the receiving dock, where a little cubby hole was set up to take naps. The Indians who were allowed to work with money had to be monitored like children, because that was the only action that reduced the till variations, e.g.: missing money, checks, credit slips.

        If you have to work with Indians, work with Jains.

        • saxonsun

          The personal hygiene thing is well known. A friend worked with them. He said they never washed their hands after using the bathroom.

          • CourtneyfromAlabama

            That can be a life threatening issue if they are preparing your food.

      • saxonsun

        We live in NYC. The Indian population has just exploded here. Entire areas of Queens and Long Island have gone Indian. I feel like an interloper in my own land.

  • NM156

    This cutting open of the womb to get a baby has happened several times in Chicago metro over the past 10-12 years.

  • MAJ

    Think of the outright stupidity of someone whose (evidently tiny) brain concluded this was somehow a plot she could get way with. Arguing for anything less than the death penalty here is criminal in and of itself.

  • Angry White Woman

    Traditionally children were considered safe from kidnapping at least until they were born. Now with all the “diversity” running rampant in what used to be America an unborn child is not safe even in his or her mothers own womb. A pregnant woman close to delivery cannot walk outside her home, (or sometimes even within her own home) without the possibility of some savage Bantu decending upon her and hacking her child from her living body, leaving her and possibly her child dead. This goes above and beyond the parameters of what passes for “normal” crime, forcing Americans to face and acknowledge the nightmare reality of the unthinkable.

    • Michael_C_Scott

      “The nightmare reality of the unthinkable”? We call that genocide. It’s allegedly easy once one gets used to it.

      As an aside, I doubt something who would commit so ghastly a crime for such a shallow reason would ever be a fit mother.

  • KenelmDigby

    I wish that real Spaniards would start to call themselves ‘Iberians’, in order to dissociate themselves from that bastardized term ‘hispanic’ – and from people who obviously aren’t of Iberian blood.

  • Mike Lane

    My theory is a quite simple one. Find two unpopulated islands. Throw male violent criminals on one, and female violent criminals on the other. By separating the genders you don’t have to worry about overpopulation of the islands by means of breeding. It is cheep and you don’t have to worry about the degenerates taking up space in our homeland.

  • PesachPatriot

    This has got to be one of the sickest crimes I have ever heard of. When my child was born last year i noticed how much security there was in the maternity ward and thought it was a little excessive, I mean how much baby theft is really going on in the US and Canada? This story proves why hospitals need so much security. Also, the person (I use that term very loosely) in the pic doesn’t look like most of the hispanics I see on a daily basis here in Florida.

    Slicing open a pregnant woman’s belly to steal a pregnant womans belly to steal a fetus isn’t your average daily run of the mill hood shenanigans like homeycides, dog fighting, liquor store robberies, polar bear huntig, unlicensed pharmaceutical sales, poor parenting and driving without a license or insurance. I think this might be the sickest crime of 2012. I think the Old Testament justice of an eye for an eye is definitely called for in this case.

  • Gunrunner1

    I look at her and I see a mixed African/Central American. Though I don’t respect the “Hispanics” here in the USA, she hardly looks “Hispanic”. Her face, covered in boils and sloped like an African, with African hair, makes me question her origins. Why are we importing this trash into the USA? Why are we importing Somalis? Why are we importing Muslims? Inquiring minds want to know.

  • Luis

    This woman looks like a negrito-mestizo, such as are found on Puerto Rico, Cuba and the Dominican Republic. Why was I not surprised that she’d be part Bantu?

    • Michael_C_Scott

      I think the term for that is “Zambo”, and yes, she does look like that (think Hugo Chavez).

      Technically, I might be a Mestizo, but my 3/16 Amerind ancestry is northeastern woodlands, so I have brown hair and grey eyes. I only have to shave every other day, however. I call myself Caucasian.

    • OlderWoman

      She’s the color of my Dominican neighbor. It appears she also has a trace of a beard.

  • CourtneyfromAlabama

    Just look at her photo. She is stupid looking in a very alien way. Normally I wouldn’t say something like that, but I am sick of whites groveling towards these people and going out of their way to be giddy about them. The average white person is beyond lost.

    I work with a white male who has very conservative parents. He grew up in a mostly black neighborhood, yet he is still lost on the race issue. He and I get in shouting matches and he almost sounds like he is about to cry when explaining how this and that isn’t fair for blacks.

    He told me one time that he thinks this slightly overweight black woman we work with is the prettiest woman in our building. There are plenty of beautiful young white women in our office to compare her to. There is a brunette that looks like Snow White, a blonde who looks like Elizabeth Hasselbeck, another brunette who looks like James Edward’s wife from the Political Cesspool, and finally, not to pat myself on the back, but I have been told that I look like I could be a Russian Bond girl.

    Sick of white people behaving this way, especially when white males do it.

    • Sounds like someone’s got a “body image” issue that no one can cure….

      • CourtneyfromAlabama

        Nope, I have a boyfriend, don’t have to worry about any body image issue on my part. Just tired of pathetic whites who act like my coworker. Why do posters like you have nothing better to do than to lurk around these websites saying hateful things like that to other posters? I really hope you are a troll, but something tells me you might not be. It is sad that we have so many who are like you on these forums, starting fights with other whites over petty issues.

        • IstvanIN

          The person with the body image problem is the white guy who thinks fat black chicks are hot.

  • Michael_C_Scott

    Whatever happened to adoption? Plenty of teenaged Mexican gals have kids they don’t want.

  • William Allingham

    This is so quintessentially Hispanic, don’t know why that lady reminds me to the woman who killed selena or to the woman who inserted a dildo into an old miss that was under her care, all them have the same nasty look.

    anyway, these kind of crimes make the everyday yellow press in central america.

  • a spanish speaking black that is insane, a real asset to the country.

  • Some Guy

    The look on her face says it all. I also like the hearing device in her ear, I take it we tax payers
    are paying for an interpreter for this poor troubled woman. Deport her butt now!!

  • WhiteFalcon1

    Sounds like Wis. out to amend their statute to recognize “special circumstances’…and have a circumstance where this POS would have been immediately tossed into an ocean or lake with a cinder blcok tied to her feet…just enough to deny her buoyancy but allow her to drown and die, slowly,,,this is beyond terrible, its evil personified!