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Mother, daughter held without bond in killing of pregnant teen strangled before baby cut from womb

CHICAGO - One of the women accused of strangling 19-year-old Marlen Ochoa-Lopez and cutting her full-term baby from her womb had pretended for months beforehand that she was pregnant, Cook County prosecutors said in court Friday.

Clarisa Figueroa, along with daughter Desiree and boyfriend Piotr Bobak, continued the fraud for weeks after killing Ochoa-Lopez, prosecutors said, pretending the baby was Figueroa's and asking for money on a crowdfunding site as the newborn boy was hospitalized in grave condition.

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