Baby Cut From Womb of Teenage Mother Dies

A baby boy born in the suburbs outside Chicago has died a month and a half after he was cut from the womb of his young mother. Yovanny Jadiel Lopez had been on life support at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn since he was born on April 23. Doctors had told the family he’d suffered brain damage from lack of oxygen.

“It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of baby Yovanny Jadiel Lopez,” family spokeswoman Julie Contreras said. “He passed away this Friday June 14, 2019 from his severe brain injury. Please keep his family in your thoughts & prayers as they go through this difficult time.”

Two days ago, indictments were announced against a mother and daughter accused of luring 19 year old Marlen Ochoa Lopez to their home by promise of a free baby garments, then strangling her and cutting her baby from the womb in an attempt to make the child their own. Clarisa Figueroa, 46, and her daughter, Desiree, 24, are charged with first degree murder. The elder Figueroa’s boyfriend, Piotr Bobak, 40, has been accused of concealing the homicidal death.

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