A baby in Chicago reportedly died in his father’s arms almost two months after he was cut from his slain mother’s womb.
Yovanny Jadiel Lopez spent his two months on life support machines after he was cut and snatched from his mother’s womb in April Yovanny died on Friday morning in his father Yovany Lopez’s arms, according to a statement from Julie Contreras, a spokeswoman for the families of Lopez and Marlen Ochoa-Lopez.
19-year-old Marlen Ochoa-Lopez was found dead on May 15, three weeks after she had gone missing just ahead of her due date.
“It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of baby Yovanny Jadiel Lopez,” reads the statement, which attributes the infant’s passing to the “severe brain injury” he suffered after he was forcibly removed from his mother’s womb.
Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson believes the suspects wanted to “raise the child as their own” after 46-year-old Clarisa Figueroa allegedly faked a pregnancy, then called 911 on April 23 — the day the victim was last seen — to claim she’d just delivered a boy who was struggling to breathe.
Police allege the mother and daughter planned the attack on Marlen after Clarisa Figueroa connected with her through a Facebook group for new and expecting mothers. Figueroa allegedly lured Marlen to her home with the promise of giving her stuff for the baby.
Authorities have charged mother and daughter Clarisa Figueroa and her 24-year-old daughter Desiree Figueroa with first-degree murder and aggravated battery of a child under 13. Desiree’s boyfriend 40-year-old Piotr Bobak was also charged for his alleged involvement and faces one felony count of concealment of a homicide.
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