Infanticide

FILE - This combination of booking photos provided by the Chicago Police Department on Thursday, May 16, 2019 shows from left, Pioter Bobak, 40; Clarisa Figueroa, 46; and Desiree Figueroa, 24. Spokeswomen for the family of a slain Chicago woman whose baby was cut from her womb with a butcher knife says the infant boy has died. Family spokeswoman Cecilia Garcia confirmed a family statement posted on Facebook that 19-year-old Marlen Ochoa-Lopez's baby died Friday, June 14 at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. Clarisa Figueroa and her 24-year-old daughter, Desiree Figueroa, have been charged with murder in Ochoa-Lopez's death. Clarisa Figueroa's boyfriend, Piotr Bobak, is charged with concealing a homicide. (Chicago Police Department via AP)
June 14, 2019 - 12:14 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — An infant boy who was cut from a Chicago woman's womb with a butcher knife died Friday at a hospital where he had been in grave condition since the April attack that killed his mother, family spokeswomen said. Yovanny Jadiel Lopez died at Christ Medical Center in suburban Oak Lawn...
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June 12, 2019 - 1:46 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago woman has been indicted on charges alleging that she strangled a pregnant teenager and cut the baby from her womb. The grand jury indictment has been widely expected since 46-year-old Clarisa Figueroa was charged with first-degree murder last month, a day after 19-year-old...
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May 30, 2019 - 7:16 pm
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FILE - This combination of booking photos provided by the Chicago Police Department on Thursday, May 16, 2019 shows from left, Pioter Bobak, 40; Clarisa Figueroa, 46; and Desiree Figueroa, 24. Spokeswomen for the family of a slain Chicago woman whose baby was cut from her womb with a butcher knife says the infant boy has died. Family spokeswoman Cecilia Garcia confirmed a family statement posted on Facebook that 19-year-old Marlen Ochoa-Lopez's baby died Friday, June 14 at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. Clarisa Figueroa and her 24-year-old daughter, Desiree Figueroa, have been charged with murder in Ochoa-Lopez's death. Clarisa Figueroa's boyfriend, Piotr Bobak, is charged with concealing a homicide. (Chicago Police Department via AP)
May 17, 2019 - 7:46 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A mother plotted for months to acquire a newborn before she and her daughter strangled a pregnant Chicago woman and cut her baby from her womb using a butcher's knife, prosecutors said Friday as they revealed gruesome new details about the case. Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, 19, was lured to...
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Arnulfo Ochoa, the father of Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, is surrounded by family members and supporters, as he walks into the Cook County medical examiner's office to identify his daughter's body, Thursday, May 16, 2019 in Chicago. (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
May 16, 2019 - 11:15 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago woman who sold baby clothes to a pregnant woman and lured her back to her house with an offer of more clothing has been charged with murder after allegedly strangling the woman with a cord and cutting the infant from her womb, police said Thursday. Clarisa Figueroa, 46,...
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CORRECTS NAME TO KRISTA NOELLE MADDEN, NOT KRISTA LOWELL GRIFFIN - This photo made available by the Henderson County Sheriff's Office, N.C., shows Krista Noelle Madden who was arrested on Friday, May 10, 2019. Her claim that her 7-week-old baby was kidnapped quickly unraveled after the infant was found at the bottom of a 75-foot ravine in the North Carolina mountains, law enforcement officials said Friday. (Henderson County Sheriff's Office via AP)
May 10, 2019 - 1:59 pm
The Latest on the attempted murder case against his mother (all times local): 2 p.m. A man who retrieved the baby who police said was thrown into a ravine says he's thankful it happened near his house in western North Carolina. Scott Fowler told WLOS on Thursday that his wife heard the baby crying...
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May 10, 2019 - 11:28 am
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina say the claim that a 7-week-old baby was kidnapped has unraveled and the mother has been charged with attempted murder after the infant was found at the bottom of a ravine. Henderson County Sheriff Lowell Griffin announced Friday that 35-year-old...
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May 06, 2019 - 4:27 pm
JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the 2017 death of his 9-month-old daughter. News outlets report Traquan Curtis also pleaded guilty in an Onslow County courtroom on Monday.to intentional child abuse. Curtis was arrested in Connecticut in...
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April 29, 2019 - 6:48 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Charges have been upgraded against a South Carolina woman accused of leaving her newborn daughter to die in a cardboard box in an empty field. The Greenville News reports that Brook Graham's original charge of homicide by child abuse was upgraded to murder last week. A man was...
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April 17, 2019 - 2:10 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A father convicted of injuring his infant daughter years ago by shaking her was charged Wednesday with criminal homicide following the teenager's death. The 13-year-old girl, who had been in the care of a family friend, died in February of "complications of a seizure disorder...
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