Chicago Tribune

Mother and daughter charged with strangling teen mom, cutting baby from womb

CHICAGO - A mother and her daughter have been charged in the killing of a 19-year-old pregnant woman who was strangled before her baby boy was cut from her womb.

At a news conference Thursday, Chicago police officials said detectives found coaxial cable used to strangle Marlen Ochoa-Lopez in the same garbage can in which her body was found in the family's backyard.

Clarisa Figueroa, 46, and her daughter, Desiree, 24, were both charged with first-degree murder.

The older Figueroa's boyfriend, Piotr Bobak, 40, was charged with concealment of a homicide.

Police said the younger Figueroa confessed to assisting her mother in strangling Ochoa-Lopez.

Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said the elder Figueroa had lost a son in his 20s in 2017 when he

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune1 min read
Joe Maddon Says Ben Zobrist Won't Return To The Cubs 'Anytime Soon'
CHICAGO - Asked before Sunday's game for a "wish list" before the July 31 trade deadline, Joe Maddon replied: "We have to become a little bit more offensive in the right moments. I'm certain, I would believe, we are looking in that particular area. I
Chicago Tribune7 min readFood & Wine
Refresh Your Summer Cooking With Versatile Mint For Grilled Meats, Salads And Tea
At this point in the summer, my cooking needs refreshing. Good thing the mint bursts its boundaries in the herb garden. There's a reason most of us enjoy mint in our toothpaste and chewing gum. It cleans the palate in a way no other ingredient can. T
Chicago Tribune5 min readSociety
What Can An Appliance-seller Teach Hospitals About Keeping Patients Happy?
GLENVIEW, Ill. - On a recent day, a small group of hospital leaders gathered in an unlikely place to learn more about keeping patients happy: suburban Chicago megastore Abt Electronics. They sank into cushy recliners in Abt's model home movie theater