Woman Indicted for Attempted Murder after Self Abortion Attempt

Rutherford County Grand Jurors have indicted a Murfreesboro Woman on a charge of attempted 1st degree murder after she allegedly tried to self abort her fetus. Anna Yocca, age 31, was indicted last week. prosecutors say the woman got into a bath tub at her home in September and allegedly used a coat hanger to terminate the pregnancy. Her boyfriend took her to a Nashville Hospital due to loss of blood. Doctors were able to save the baby boy, who weighted 1.5 pound at birth. Prosecutors say the infant sustained permanent injury to his eyes, lungs and heart as a result of the incident.

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