Baby Yadiel from Chicago was seriously injured last month when he was cut from the womb of his murdered mother Marlen Ochoa-Lopez (19). His father can now finally hold him. A wonder of the world, but according to the family his condition is still critical.
Yovani Lopez, the husband of the murdered Marlen Ochoa-Lopez and father of little Yadiel, can be seen with his son on photos that were shared on social media yesterday. The baby was in critical condition in the hospital after the brutal attack on his mother. His family can now hold him. The family calls it a wonder of the world that the child is still alive, but asks people “to keep praying.” The condition of the baby is still critical, the family tells US media.
Two suspects are in the picture for the murder: Clarisa Figueroa (46) and her daughter Desiree (24). The heavily pregnant Marlen Ochoa-Lopez is said to have been lured to Figueroa’s house on 23 April with an offer of free baby clothes. The 19-year-old was strangled there, after which the baby was cut from her womb.
When mother and daughter Figueroa called the emergency number because the baby was not breathing, they claimed that Clarisa Figueroa had just given birth. Presumably Clarisa wanted to raise the child as her own son. Her adult son recently died.
The lifeless body of the young expectant mother was found in a garbage can behind the house. The police tracked down the suspects after friends of the victim showed exchanged messages on Facebook about baby clothes.
Mother and daughter Figueroa are under arrest on suspicion of murder. A friend of Clarisa Figueroa is also detained for assisting in concealing the crime.