The baby boy who was cut from his murdered mother’s womb just after she was brutally killed is showing signs of improvement, weeks after doctors said he was unlikely to survive.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Marlen Ochoa-Lopez was murdered in Chicago after she was lured to the home of a woman, 46-year-old Clarisa Figueroa, who promised her baby supplies. After she arrived, Figueroa allegedly strangled the 19-year-old woman, who was less than two weeks from her due date, with the help of Figueroa’s daughter Desiree. The suspects then allegedly cut Ochoa-Lopez’s baby from her womb, and called 911 claiming that Clarisa had given birth to a baby who was not breathing.
That baby, since named Yovani Lopez, was not initially expected to live. But according to Fox News, Ochoa-Lopez’s family says the baby is showing signs of improvement — and breathed on his own, apparently without the help of a ventilator.
“It’s still a long way to go for the baby, but the baby is fighting and surviving,” Frank Avila, a family attorney, said in a statement to reporters.
According to WGN-9, the infant remains on life support in an incubator.
The three suspects — Clarisa Figueroa, Desiree Figueroa, 24; and Clarisa’s boyfriend Piotr Bobak, 40, who is charged with concealing a homicide — are due in court on Monday.
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