The baby of Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, the pregnant woman murdered in Chicago, died this morning, Friday June 14.
A spokesman for the family confirmed the passing, releasing a statement that read as follows: “It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of baby Yovanny Jadiel Lopez. He passed away this morning Friday June 14, 2019 from his severe brain injury.
“Please keep his family in your thoughts & prayers as they go through this difficult time.”
DEVASTATING UPDATE: Baby Yovanny fought for his life for nearly two months after police say he was removed from his mother Marlen Ochoa-Lopez’s womb. https://t.co/Iub6LjjNn5 pic.twitter.com/sPRdVeihy4
— ABC 7 Chicago (@ABC7Chicago) June 14, 2019
According to reports, 19-year-old Ochoa-Lopez was lured to a home under the pretence of getting free baby clothes on April 23. Instead, she was murdered, and her baby, named Yovanny, was cut from her womb.
Ochoa-Lopez’s family had been at little Yovanny’s bedside as he fought for life, but sadly the baby passed away after almost two months in intensive care at the hospital.
A baby cut from his mother’s womb during a brutal attack in April has died, a family spokeswoman says. Yovanny Jadiel Lopez had been in intensive care since his mother, Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, was killed in Chicago. https://t.co/49Y4dU94s4
— CNN (@CNN) June 14, 2019
Three people have been charged in connection with Ochoa-Lopez’s murder. 46-year-old Clarisa Figueroa and her daughter Desiree Figuroa, 26, stand accused of strangling the teenager to death and cutting Yovanny from her womb in their home.
The police have confirmed that Clarisa showed up at the hospital with the infant shortly after the murder. Clarisa’s boyfriend, meanwhile, Piotr Bobak, has been charged with concealing the homicide and thus preventing the course of justice.
This world can be such a cruel place sometimes, and cases like this simply make me wonder how things will ever get better.
We’re sending all of our prayers to the family of Marlen Ochoa-Lopez and little Yovanny.
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