Prosecutor says Zewoinesh Badasso strangled baby in anger

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) – An Ethiopian woman who told a therapist she had anger and impulse issues should be convicted of murder for strangling her baby son, a prosecutor said Monday, but her attorney argued that she imagined that the 7-month-old fell out of a third-story window.

Deputy District Attorney Nicole Rooney told a jury in her opening statement of trial that Zewoinesh Badasso strangled her son in two ways — with her hands and with a ligature — on Sept. 7, 2012.


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