This is the story of Annette Morales Rodriguez, a hard-working single mother of three.
It is also the story of Lara, a psychopathic killer who abducted another woman`s fetus, killing both mother and baby.
Unbeknownst to Annette, Lara is a part of her: a dissociative identity, or split personality, formed to help Annette deal with the sexual abuse she endured as a child. Highly protective and driven to act solely in Annette`s interests with no regard for the consequences to others, Lara lacks the moral judgment and remorse of a fully-developed personality. It is she who saw Annette`s desire for and inability to have another baby and plotted to cut one from another woman`s belly to give to her.
Lara confessed in gruesome detail. Annette, entirely amnesic throughout the course of events, has no recollection of the behavior Lara carried out. Dr. Anne Speckhard`s jail interviews with Annette-and Lara-offer a fascinating glimpse inside a woman torn in two. Dr. Speckhard`s analysis of Annette`s behavior and her treatment once in police custody beg the questions: How do you separate the guilty from the innocent when they share the same body? and When is it acceptable to violate one`s rights in the interest of public safety?
Annette`s story brings Dissociative Identity Disorder and the shortcomings of the American justice system to shocking light.
Taal / Language : English
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