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Mother, Daughter Accused of Killing Pregnant Teenager, Charged In Death Of Infant Son

Clarisa Figueroa, 46, and her daughter Desiree Figueroa were charged Thursday in the murder of Yovani Yadiel Lopez, after he died in June.

Marlen Ochoa Uriostegui Lopez (left) and her husband Yovany Lopéz with their baby, weeks after Marlen's alleged killer brought the child to the hospital claiming he was her own.
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COOK COUNTY COURT — Two women charged in the grisly murder of 19-year-old Marlen Ochoa Lopez have now been charged with the murder of the teenager’s son, according to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office. 

Clarisa Figueroa, 46,  and her daughter Desiree Figueroa were charged in the murder of Yovanny Yadiel Lopez on Thursday.

Ochoa Lopez’s son, who was brutally cut from her womb in an attack that shocked the world, died in June after nearly two months in the Intensive Care Unit in “grave condition” at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

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Clarisa Figueroa, and her daughter Desiree Figueroa

Last month, Clarisa Figueroa and Desiree Figueroa pleaded not guilty to multiple charges including murder and concealing a homicide in Ochoa Lopez’s death. 

Clarisa Figueroa’s boyfriend, Piotr Bobak, also pleaded not guilty to concealing Ochoa’s murder. 

Lopez’s 19-year-old mother was slain in a horrific attack April 23. The teen was lured to a home in Scottsdale where her killers strangled her and cut the baby from her womb, prosecutors said. Her body was then hidden in a trash can. She was reported missing and no one knew where she was for weeks.

After the attack, Clarisa Figueroa called 911 claiming she had given birth at home, prosecutors said.

By the time the infant arrived at Advocate Christ Medical Center, the baby had no brain activity.

Though Figueroa was examined and showed no signs of having given birth, it wasn’t until later that investigators used DNA tests to show Figueroa and Bobak weren’t the baby’s parents.

Instead, the tests showed Ochoa Lopez and her husband, Yovani Lopez, were the infant’s parents.

The Figueroa’s and Bobak are being held without bail. The three will return to court on July 25.

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