May 18, 2019 – In Breaking News – CNN
A Chicago woman lured a pregnant 19-year-old mother into her home and distracted her with a photo album before strangling her and cutting out her unborn baby, court documents show.
The suspect allegedly put Marlen Ochoa-Lopez’s body in a large plastic bag and placed it in a garbage can in her backyard, police said.
Suspects Clarisa Figueroa, 46, and her daughter, Desiree Figueroa, 24, were charged with first-degree murder and aggravated battery in the attack that happened on April 23, Chicago police said.
(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 her womb. He is now on life support in grave condition with no brain activity. Courtesy of WGN News and YouTube. Posted by May 18, 2019.)
The mother and daughter were arrested this week after investigators found the teen’s body in a trash can at the elder Figueroa’s home, police said.
After they allegedly killed her, Clarisa Figueroa pretended the baby was hers and intended on raising him as her own after her son died last year, authorities said.
The baby boy is hospitalized in grave condition and is on life support, Chicago police said Friday.
In addition to the mother and daughter, Clarisa Figueroa’s boyfriend, Piotr Bobak, 40, was charged with concealing the death of a person and concealing a homicidal death.
All three are being held without bond.
(Nearly a month before the murder of 19-year-old Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, Clarisa Figueroa allegedly told her daughter, “I need help killing a pregnant woman and taking a baby.” That`s just one of the horrific details that prosecutors revealed in bond court Friday. Clarisa Figueroa, 46, and her daughter Desiree Figueroa, 24, who are charged with Ochoa-Lopez`s murder, were denied bond Friday. Clarisa`s boyfriend, 40-year-old Piotr Bobak, who is charged with the concealment of a homicide, was also denied bond. Courtesy of WGN News and YouTube. Posted on May 17, 2019.)
Prosecutors: Suspect pretended she was pregnant
The suspects allegedly planned the attack for months.
Clarisa Figueroa’s 20-year-old son Xander died in 2018, according to prosecutors.
In October, she announced she was pregnant, which came as a surprise to her family because her fallopian tubes were tied.
By December, Clarisa Figueroa had posted a Facebook picture of an ultrasound showing what she claimed was the baby she was carrying, assistant state’s attorney James Murphy said.
Months later, in February, she posted a picture of a crib and baby’s room to a Facebook page that provides baby items for families in need, Murphy said.
The next month, she posted on the page again, asking, “Who is due in May” and “Where is the May mama’s at.”
(Ochoa had been to Clarisa Figueroa’s home to get baby items before she was murdered. Courtesy of CBS Chicago and YouTube. Posted on May 17, 2019.)
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