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Baby dies a month after being cut from teen mom's womb

CHICAGO – A baby boy has died a month a half after he was cut from the womb of his teenaged mother, who had been lured to a Southwest Side home and strangled, according to representatives of the family.

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 that he had suffered severe 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 in a statement. “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.”

Just 2 days ago, indictments were announced against a mother and daughter accused of luring 19-year-old Marlen Ochoa-Lopez to their home with promises of free baby clothes, then strangling her and cutting her baby from the womb in a desperate bid to raise the child as 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 charged with concealing a homicidal death.

After the hearing, Contreras told reporters that the boy “suffered irrevocable brain damage. There’s no medicine, no pill that can fix that. Only a miracle.”

– Tribune News Service

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