Mother Pleads Guilty In Self-Abortion Case

Posted at 4:27 PM, Jan 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-10 17:29:15-05

The criminal case against a mid-state woman accused of trying to self-abort her baby closed after she pleaded guilty to the crime.

Anna Yocca was originally charged with attempted first degree murder for trying to terminate her 24-week pregnancy with a coat hanger.

Prosecutors initially indicted Yocca for trying to terminate the pregnancy at home. The infant was later delivered by C-section and suffered injuries in the process.

She pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of attempted procurement of a miscarriage.

She was released from jail, and all court costs were waived.

Yocca ended up serving more than a year in the Rutherford county jail.

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