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‘Womb Raiders’ charged with murder of baby they allegedly ripped from pregnant teen

The women who allegedly slaughtered a pregnant Chicago teenager and ripped the baby from her womb were charged Thursday in the death of the newborn.
Clarisa Figueroa, 46, and her daughter Desiree Figueroa, 24, were already charged for the first-degree murder of 19-year-old Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, whose decaying body was found May 15, dumped in a garbage can behind a home on the city’s Southwest Side.
The nine-months-pregnant teen had been missing for about three weeks when her body was found.
The defendants had allegedly lured her to Clarisa’s home April 23 with the promise of free baby clothes.
Then, they allegedly strangled her, cut her baby out of her womb and pretended Clarisa had just given birth to the boy when they called 911 to report that he was not breathing.
The baby, named Yovanny Yadiel Lopez, suffered severe brain damage during the grisly incident and initially was taken to the hospital in grave condition.
He was being treated at Advocate Christ Medical Center when he died last month.
Cook County prosecutors announced the murder charge in the baby’s death Thursday, shortly before a hearing where a judge ruled the alleged womb raiders should be held without bond.
They’ve been in jail since May, when they were charged with first-degree murder, dismembering a human body and other charges.
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