Marlen Ochoa-Lopez death: 3 suspects in murder of pregnant Chicago woman formally indicted

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Three suspects charged in connection with the murder of a pregnant teenager were formally indicted Wednesday.

Prosecutors said Clarisa Figueroa lured 19-year-old Marlen Ochoa-Lopez to her Southwest Side home with the promise of free baby clothes, then allegedly killed the young woman with the help of her daughter Desiree and removed Ochoa-Lopez's baby from her womb.

RAW VIDEO: Missing pregnant teen's remains found near Chicago home
EMBED More News Videos

Police were seen investigating outside a home on Chicago's Southwest Side where a missing pregnant teen's remains were found.



Clarisa Figueroa and Desiree Figueroa are facing first-degree murder charges. Clarisa's boyfriend, Piotr Bobak, is charged with concealing a homicide.

"Mr. Bobak absolutely had no knowledge at all that there was a victim of a homicide on the premises," said Hal Garfinkel, Bobak's attorney.

Ochoa-Lopez's family demanded more criminal charges as they marched to the Leighton Criminal Courthouse Wednesday and stood together in prayer for Marlen and her baby boy.

"Baby Yovani needs to be lifted in prayers," said Julie Contreras, a spokesperson for the Ochoa-Lopez family. "He suffered irrevocable brain damage. There's no medicine, there's no pill that can fix that. Only a miracle."

After the hearing, Yovani Lopez said in Spanish that he wants the suspects to also be held accountable for what they allegedly did to his baby boy.

"He can't breathe on his own. He can't eat on his own. There's tubes down his throat. They harmed that baby. That baby could still die. There needs to be charges for the baby," said Frank Avila, attorney for the Lopez family.

Not much was said in court Wednesday afternoon. The suspects will be arraigned later this month.

The family is seeking out a third opinion about the condition of Baby Yovani. They're hoping for that to happen soon.

PREVIOUS COVERAGE
Marlen Ochoa-Lopez baby: Family gets 2nd opinion on infant's prognosis
Family, community says final goodbye to Marlen Ochoa-Lopez

Marlen Ochoa-Lopez's visitation continues Friday; Murdered woman's baby remains hospitalized
Marlen Ochoa-Lopez Death: Murdered Pilsen woman's family arrives in Chicago, visits baby in hospital
Marlen Ochoa-Lopez Death:'We can still find hope': Artist creates mural of murdered Pilsen woman
Marlen Ochoa-Lopez Death: Murdered Pilsen woman's family arrives for funeral, health department investigating Christ Medical Center
Marlen Ochoa-Lopez's family seeks answers why authorities were not alerted to Figueroa

DCFS, police not alerted to Marlen Ochoa-Lopez death suspect despite no signs of giving birth, officials say
Funeral set for murdered pregnant woman Marlen Ochoa-Lopez
Marlen Ochoa-Lopez death: 3 charged in murder of pregnant Chicago woman denied bond
Marlen Ochoa-Lopez death: 3 charged in murder of Chicago missing pregnant woman, 19, on Southwest Side
Copyright © 2019 WLS-TV. All Rights Reserved.