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CrimeMurdered pregnant teen Marlen Ochoa-Lopez buried

19:40  26 may  2019
19:40  26 may  2019 Source:   abcnews.go.com

His young wife killed, her baby cut from womb, husband asks: 'Why did these bad people do this?'

His young wife killed, her baby cut from womb, husband asks: 'Why did these bad people do this?' CHICAGO - As she left Latino Youth High School last month, 19-year-old Marlen Ochoa-Lopez had one quick errand to run before picking up her 3-year-old son from day care. It would be the last time she was seen alive. Nine months pregnant, Ochoa-Lopez drove to a home on the Southwest Side where a woman she met through Facebook was offering a double stroller and maybe some baby clothes. Once inside, police say Ochoa-Lopez was strangled and her baby boy cut from her womb. But the newborn had problems breathing and the woman who had lured Ochoa-Lopez to the home made a frantic 911 call saying the baby was "pale and blue.

As the family of a heavily pregnant teen who was killed for her unborn child laid the 19-year-old rest on Saturday, supporters announced plans to lobby for a new law to protect other families. The funeral for Marlen Ochoa - Lopez , who was murdered last month after responding to a Facebook ad for free.

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

Murdered pregnant teen Marlen Ochoa-Lopez buried© Teresa Crawford/AP A memorial for Marlen Ochoa-Lopez is displayed outside of the home where Ochoa-Lopez was murdered last month, May 17, 2019.

As the family of a heavily pregnant teen who was killed for her unborn child laid the 19-year-old rest on Saturday, supporters announced plans to lobby for a new law to protect other families.

The funeral for Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, who was murdered last month after responding to a Facebook ad for free baby clothes, was held on Saturday in Stickney, Illinois. Ochoa-Lopez, the mother of a three-year old, was strangled to death and then had her unborn son cut from her womb.

Prosecutor: Pregnant teen killed while being shown photos

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.

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.

Funeral plans were announced on Saturday for Marlen Ochoa - Lopez , the pregnant Chicago woman who was murdered last month and her unborn baby cut from her womb after she responded to an ad for free baby clothes.

At the chapel service, which was conducted in Spanish and English, dozens of mourners wore white T-shirts printed with Ochoa-Lopez's face.

(MORE: 19-year-old pregnant woman found dead in Chicago had baby cut from her womb: Police)

A woman, as well as her daughter and her boyfriend, have been charged in her killing. Prosecutors say the woman lured Ochoa-Lopez to her Chicago-area home, strangled her and then removed Ochoa-Lopez's baby to raise as her own after her own son died.

Investigators believe the murder took place on April 23. Ochoa-Lopez's infant son remains in the hospital on life support.

Julie Contreras, a family friend who has been acting as the family's spokeswoman, announcing plans for a bill she called "Marlan's Law," which would require women who claim they had their babies at home, to provide DNA proof of maternity.

Mother, daughter held without bond in killing of pregnant teen strangled before baby cut from womb

Mother, daughter held without bond in killing of pregnant teen strangled before baby cut from womb One of the women accused of strangling 19-year-old Marlen Ochoa-Lopez and cutting her full-term baby from her womb had pretended for months beforehand that she was pregnant, Cook County prosecutors said in court Friday. 

Funeral services for Marlen Ochoa - Lopez were held Saturday morning in suburban Stickney. The 19-year-old mother was nine months pregnant when she was lured

Marlen Ochoa - Lopez allegedly went to a home in the 4100 block of 77th Place the day she went missing, police sources said. | Provided; Mitch Dudek/Sun-Times. Police suspect a Southwest Side woman lured a young expectant mother to her home before the pregnant woman was slain and the

"Marlan was not only the daughter of her parents and the wife of her husband. She is the daughter of our pueblo," Contreras said at the funeral service, adding that if "Marlan's Law" were to be enacted, the young mother would "be etched forever in the laws of the state of Illinois and in this country."

(MORE: Funeral announced for murdered pregnant Chicago teen Marlen Ochoa-Lopez)

"We will not allow this to happen [to another family]," Contreras said.

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