A woman from Murfreesboro, Tenn. was arrested and charged with attempted first-degree murder after a failed attempt to end her pregnancy. Anna Yocca, 31 reportedly filled a bathtub with water, “took a coat hanger and attempted to self-abort her pregnancy".
When Yocca began bleeding, she became worried about her safety. Her boyfriend took her to the hospital where she delivered a 24-week-old baby who weighed only 1.5 pounds.
The child suffered damage to his lungs, eyes and heart caused by the coat hanger. "Those injuries will affect this child for the rest of his life, all caused at the hands of his own mother," Sgt. Kyle Evans said. Yocca is being held on a $200,000 bond.