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Inmate Who Allegedly Helped Rip Baby From Pregnant Woman's Womb Gives Birth
Accused murderer Desiree Figueroa has delivered a child, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office confirmed.
An incarcerated woman who allegedly aided her mother in slaying a pregnant teen and ripping her baby out of the womb has just became a mother.
On Nov. 1, Desiree Figueroa, 25, was transported from her Cook County Jail cell to Stroger Hospital and delivered a child, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office confirmed, which was first reported by The Chicago Sun-Times.
She has since been returned to jail and the Sheriff's Office has released no further information, according to the outlet.
Desiree, along with her 46-year-old mother, Clarisa Figueroa, was arrested back in May. The two are accused of strangling 19-year-old Marlen Ochoa-Lopez and slicing her unborn son out of her womb on April 23.
The expecting mother was allegedly lured to the mother-daughter duo’s home in the Scottsdale neighborhood through a mother-themed Facebook group to take advantage of an offer for free baby clothes.
Clarisa allegedly brought the baby to the hospital and attempted to claim him as her own.
The mother’s body was found dumped in a garbage can, according to CBS Chicago.
The mother and daughter have each pleaded not guilty to various charges, which include aggravated kidnapping, aggravated battery of a child, and dismembering a body.
The child, later named Yovanny Jadiel Lopez, was placed on life support, but soon passed away from brain complications, according to a family spokeswoman.
“It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of baby Yovanny Jadiel Lopez. He passed away this Friday June 14, 2019 from his severe brain injury,” the statement posted on the same date reads.
The elder woman's boyfriend, Piotr Bobak, 40, was also taken into custody in connection with the alleged crime and charged for concealing a homicidal death and obstruction of justice.
All three are due back in court on Nov. 19, records show.