Pregnant Chicago woman found murdered; baby found alive
Marlen Ochoa-Lopez was strangled, authorities said. Police said her baby, who was in grave condition, had been "forcibly removed" from her mother's body.
CHICAGO — Visitation and funeral arrangements have been set for Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, the 19-year-old Chicago woman lured to a home and murdered.
Visitation and funeral arrangements have been set for Marlen Ochoa - Lopez , the 19-year-old Chicago woman lured to a home and murdered. Her son was cut from
Relatives and the community gathered Thursday as visitation began for a slain pregnant teenager Marlen Ochoa - Lopez .
Her son was cut from her womb. He is now on life support in grave condition with no brain activity.
Public visitation is set for 3 to 9 p.m. May 23 and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. May 24 at Mount Auburn Funeral Home at 4101 S. Oak Park Ave. in Stickney, Ill. Ochoa-Lopez's funeral will be held at 9 a.m. May 25 at the same funeral home, followed by an 11 a.m. chapel service.
Prosecutor: Pregnant teen killed while being shown photos
A prosecutor says a pregnant Chicago teen who was killed and whose baby was cut from her womb was strangled while being shown a photo album of the late son and brother of her attackers. The prosecutor told Cook County Judge Susana Ortiz on Friday that 19-year-old Marlen Ochoa-Lopez managed to get her fingers under the cord around her neck and that the woman strangling her, 46-year-old Clarisa Figueroa, then yelled at her daughter, "You're not doing your f---ing job!" The prosecutor says the daughter, 24-year-old Desiree Figueroa, then pried Ochoa-Lopez's fingers from the cord while her mother continued to strangle the teen.
Ochoa - Lopez 's funeral will be held at 9 a.m. May 25 at the same funeral home, followed by an 11 a.m. chapel service . Prosecutors said seven months ago, Clarisa Figueroa started talking about being pregnant on social media, despite her neighbors saying she had her tubes tied.
There has been an outpouring of support for the family of 19-year-old Marlen Ochoa - Lopez , who was lured to a home and murdered. Her baby was cut from her womb.
On Friday, dozens of people gathered for a memorial outside the home where Ochoa-Lopez was killed in the 4100 block of West 77th Place in Chicago's Scottsdale neighborhood.
Three people are charged in her murder.
Clarisa Figueroa, 46, is said to be the mastermind behind the attack, soliciting the help of her boyfriend, 40-year-old Piotr Bobak, and her 24-year-old daughter Desiree Figueroa.
Prosecutors said seven months ago, Clarisa Figueroa started talking about being pregnant on social media, despite her neighbors saying she had her tubes tied.
Investigators said Clarisa Figueroa and Ochoa-Lopez met in a Facebook group for moms.
Clarisa Figueroa is accused of luring the pregnant mother to her home with the promise of exchanging baby items.
Funeral announced for murdered pregnant Chicago teen
Three people have been charged in connection to the murder of Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, a 19 year old who responded to an offer of free baby clothes on Facebook.
Relatives and the community will gather Thursday as the visitation for a slain pregnant teenager Marlen Ochoa - Lopez begins.
Marlen Ochoa - Lopez was remembered Saturday morning as a loving mother who worked tirelessly at making a The funeral procession filled with friends and family of Marlen Ochoa - Lopez at Mount Auburn Funeral Home in Stickney. The services took place about a month after the grisly slaying .
Prosecutors said once Ochoa-Lopez got there, Clarisa Figueroa strangled her with a cable and had her daughter help. Investigators said the mother and daughter then cut a baby boy from Ochoa-Lopez's womb with a butcher knife.
The women didn't call 911 until too late, prosecutors said. Ochoa-Lopez's son, Yadiel Yovany Lopez, remains hospitalized on life support and is in grave condition with no brain activity.
Clarisa and Desiree Figueroa are both charged with first-degree murder and aggravated battery of a child causing permanent disability. Bobak is charged with helping to conceal the death. Investigators said he was cleaning a rug with bleach when authorities arrived.
Desiree Figueroa is four months pregnant.
(c)2019 WGN-TV, Chicago
Visit WGN-TV, Chicago at www.wgntv.com
Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.
Murdered pregnant teen Marlen Ochoa-Lopez buried.
As her family laid to rest the teen who was nine months pregnant and killed for her unborn child on Saturday, supporters announced plans to lobby for a new bill.