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Annette Morales-Rodriguez, Milwaukee Woman Accused Of Fetal Abduction, Pleads Insanity

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A lawyer for Annette Morales-Rodriguez has entered an insanity plea on her behalf for her alleged involvement in the death of a pregnant woman and her full-term fetus. | AP

MILWAUKEE -- An insanity plea has been entered on behalf of a Milwaukee woman accused of killing a pregnant woman and trying to steal her full-term fetus.

The lawyer for 33-year-old Annette Morales-Rodriguez entered pleas Wednesday of not guilty and not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect.

Attorney Robert D'Arruda (duh-ROO'-dah) says he's not aware that his client has a history of mental illness. But he says he wants her to have access to an examination from a mental-health professional.

Morales-Rodriguez is charged with two counts of intentional homicide, including homicide of an unborn child. If convicted she faces two life sentences.

D'Arruda says he plans to request a change of venue because of pretrial publicity. He also plans to file motions challenging incriminating statements his client made to investigators.

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