One of the women accused of strangling 19-year-old Marlen Ochoa-Lopez and cutting her adult baby out of the womb for months claimed she was pregnant, Cook County prosecutors said on Friday in court.
Clarisa Figueroa, along with daughter Desiree and friend Piotr Bobak, continued the deception for weeks after she had killed Ochoa-Lopez. The prosecution claimed that the baby was Figueroa and asked for money on a crowdfunding site because the newborn boy was hospitalized in a serious condition. Judge Susana Ortiz called the murder "brutal and disgusting" and ordered that all three were held captive on Friday after the Cook County Procuratorate revealed the grisly details in front of a crowded courtroom in the building of the Leighton Criminal Court.
Elder Figueroa, 46, and her 24-year-old daughter must each receive a count of first-degree murder cases and serious consequences of a child, which have led to permanent disability in Ochoa-Lopez's death. Bobak, 40, was charged with concealing a murder.
The younger Figueroa gave the police a "full confession on video" according to prosecutors.
The bidder first noted that the elder Figueroa had her n Son Xander had lost for natural reasons last year when he was only 20 years old. The older Figueroa had told her daughters in October of last year that she was pregnant – a surprise not only because of her age, but also because of her age Because her fallopian tubes were tied to her fetus, which she claimed was wearing it, prosecutors said.
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On a Facebook page The older Figueroa, which is for mothers was thought to have announced in February that she had called her infant Xander and had shown a photo of a cot and a decorated nursery.
She followed up next month with the same post "Help a Mother Out" Facebook page asking who should be born in May. On the same day, March 5, the then seven-month-pregnant Ochoa-Lopez reached for Figueroa, who offered her brand new clothes for her baby, the prosecution said.
On April 1, Ochoa-Lopez Figueroa visited the residence of Figueroa in block 4100 of W. 77th place.
Figueroa, who had previously confided to her daughter that she needed help killing a pregnant woman and taking her baby, told her that they ought to kill Ochoa-. Lopez, so the provider.
The younger Figueroa refused and told her unknown friend who was at home what her mother wanted to do. The friend threatened to call the police. After Ochoa-Lopez had left the house, the younger Figueroa told her friend that it had all been an April Fool's joke.
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On April 23, Ochoa-Lopez returned to Figueroa and drove her black Honda Civic.
When Ochoa-Lopez sat on a couch in the living room, the two Figueroa women discussed In the kitchen – with music drowning their voices – the prosecutors planned to strangle them and cut the baby from the womb.
When the younger Figueroa returned to the living room, she distracted Ochoa-Lopez with a family photo album, while her mother stepped behind the couch and wrapped the cord around her neck, the prosecutor said.
Ochoa-Lopez could place her fingers between her neck and the cable, but the elder Figueroa said to her daughter, "You & # 39; I do not do your job, "the prosecutor claimed. [1 9659002] The daughter then pulled Ochoa-Lopez's fingers one at a time back from the cable, and her mother tethered the cord around her neck before she came upon the victim, so the Prosecutor.
She strangled her further for four minutes five minutes until Ochoa-Lopez died, prosecutors said.