Woman accused of trying to self-abort pleads not guilty

Anna Yocca
Anna Yocca (Courtesy: Rutherford County Sheriff's Office)

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Rutherford County woman accused of trying to end her pregnancy with a coat hanger was arraigned on charges of aggravated assault Tuesday.

Anna Yocca appeared in court where she entered a not guilty plea and waived the formal reading of the indictment.

According to a police report, Yocca allegedly filled a bathtub with water and attempted to self-abort last September.

After she began bleeding, her boyfriend took her to a hospital where doctors delivered a 24-week-old, 1.5-pound baby.

The baby survived but will need medical support for the rest of his life.

Yocca was initially charged with attempted murder but those charges were ultimately dismissed last month.

Her next court date was not immediately set.

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