Published: Sat, June 15, 2019

Baby cut from murdered woman's womb dies

Baby cut from murdered woman's womb dies

The baby cut out of his mom's womb during an attack in Chicago died Friday after living for two months on life support.

A statement by another family spokeswoman, Julie Contreras, expressed "great sadness" in announcing Yovanny Jadiel Lopez's death and said he died from a severe brain injury.

Figueroa and her daughter, Desiree Figueroa - who police say helped in the strangulation - were arrested after investigators found the teen's body in a trash can in Figueroa's yard.

Prosecutors say 46-year-old Clarisa Figueroa claimed she had given birth to the baby when she took him to a hospital.

Figueroa's 20-year-old son, Xander, had died in 2018, according to prosecutors.

Ochoa-Lopez, ahigh school student, went to Figueroa's home at least twice this year after connecting through the Facebook group and accepting Figueroa's offer of baby items, Chicago police said. "Please keep his family in your thoughts & prayers as they go through this hard time".

Piotr Bobak, 40, Clarisa's boyfriend, set up a GoFundMe page for the baby and is charged with concealing a homicide.

A heartbreaking story of an unborn baby being cut from his mother's abdomen has become even more tragic.

Three people have been charged in the killing of Ms Ochoa-Lopez.


Baby Yovanny had been on life support since the incident; police initially said he was in "grave condition" and wasn't expected to survive.

Ochoa managed to get her fingers under the cord around her neck before the woman strangling her, Clarisa Figueroa, yelled at her daughter, "You're not doing your [expletive] job!" according to Murphy.

Desiree Figueroa distracted Ochoa-Lopez with a photo album while the elder Figueroa wrapped a cable around Ochoa-Lopez's neck, assistant state's attorney James Murphy said.

Authorities contend that not long after Clarisa Figueroa's adult son died of natural causes, she told her family she was pregnant. The neighbor said the woman told her, "I just had the baby, and it's not breathing".

She posted on the page again the following month, asking, "Who is due in May" and 'Where is the May mama's at'.

Ochoa-Lopez, 19, was discovered dead on May 15, three weeks after she'd gone missing just ahead of her due date.

"Words really can not express how disgusting and thoroughly disturbing these allegations are", Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said last month.

DNA tests determined Figueroa was not the mother of the baby and Ochoa-Lopez's husband, Yovani Lopez, was the father, Deenihan said.

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