According to reports, the family of a Chicago kid who died last month after being cut out of the womb was charged more than $ 300,000 for his – and the care of his alleged murderer. 19659002] Marlen Ochoa-Lopez was killed on April 23 after 46-year-old Clarisa Figueroa and her 26-year-old daughter Desiree lured the 19-year-old into her apartment with the promise of free baby clothing. Instead, the police said the couple had strangled the young mother and cut the child off her body.
The child, Yovanny Jadiel Lopez, was taken to hospital after the suspects called 911 to report that it had stopped breathing. He died on June 14, after spending three weeks on life support.
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The couple was charged with murder for Yovanny's death, in addition to at least two dozen first-degree murder cases, aggravated Abduction, dismemberment of a human body and concealment of a murder.
A new report from the Chicago Sun-Times revealed that the grieving family has now been hit with over $ 300,000 in medical bills at the Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where the child was and one of the suspects was treated.
Frank Avila, an attorney for the Ochoa-Lopez family, told the newspaper that since April 23, the family has received hundreds of thousands of dollars in bills that burden the family for caring for the child. They were also charged for the care of Figuero, who originally introduced the hospital staff to being the biological mother.
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According to the report, a The bill of June 3 told the family that the balance is overdue. Please pay the entire amount … in order not to be referred to an external collection agency.
To add another insult, the bills identified Yovanny several times with the suspect's last name, "Figuero, boy," until at least May 7
Advocate's Christian Medical Center said in a statement to Fox News Friday that they "regret" their mistake and record at least one bill that should not have been sent.
"Our hearts and prayers remain with the Ochoa-Lopez family at this difficult time. We talked to the family about accidental billing and regret this mistake. We take our commitment to protecting the privacy of patients seriously and therefore can not make any further comments on care, services or billing, "states the statement caring for one of the suspects or if the child was misidentified on the bill with the suspect's last name ,
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Sun-Times Thursday report also stated that the family was not provided with Yovannys medical records and that the original birth certificate continued to be Clarisa Figueroa as mother of the child.
Fox News & # 39; Vandana Rambaran contributed to this report.