The Chicago Baby Cut From His Murdered Mother’s Womb Dies

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The baby cut from his murdered mother’s womb in Chicago died Friday after surviving for over a month, his family said.

“It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of baby Yovanny Jadiel Lopez,” his family said in a statement, according to the New York Post. “Please keep his family in your thoughts [and] prayers as they go through this difficult time.”

The baby was on life support and had serious brain damage. (RELATED: 2 Suspects Arrested In Red Sox Legend’s Shooting)

Prosecutors said a mother and daughter worked together to strangle the baby’s mother and cut him from her body. Three people were charged after authorities found 19-year-old Marlen Ochoa-Lopez’s body May 15 at the residence of Clarisa Figueroa, 46, according to the documents. Her body was missing for weeks after she went to Figueroa’s residence thinking she was going to be given free baby clothes April 23, her family said.

Figueroa and her 24-year-old daughter Desiree Figueroa are charged with first-degree murder and aggravated battery of a child. Desiree Figueroa made “a full video recorded confession,” prosecutors said.

Clarisa Figueroa’s boyfriend Peter Bobak, whose first name is spelled “Piotr” by some outlets, is charged with concealment of a homicidal death. (RELATED: Daughter Helped Mother Cut Baby From Murdered Pregnant Woman’s Body: Prosecutors)

Prosecutors allege Clarisa Figueroa planned out how she would kill a pregnant woman and take her baby at least weeks before carrying out her scheme. Clarisa Figueroa had said she was pregnant since December 2018, even though her tubes allegedly had been tied. She made a Facebook post March 5 saying she had decided to name the baby Xander — the same name as her 20-year-old son who died in 2018 of natural causes, prosecutors said.

Clarisa Figueroa and Ochoa-Lopez’s baby were hospitalized, and she even set up a GoFundMe for the baby before the newborn was connected to Ochoa-Lopez’s disappearance.

Baby Yovanny’s father Yiovanni Lopez visited him in the hospital. He and his wife Ochoa-Lopez have another son, a toddler.

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