Horror in Chicago
:Pregnant strangles – son cut from belly and died
A baby who was cut from the belly of his murdered mother during a gruesome crime in Chicago died in the hospital. The little boy succumbed to a serious brain injury, said a spokeswoman for his family on Friday.
The crime had sparked great terror in the US. Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, who was nine months pregnant, had been lured to a friend’s house on April 23, under the pretext of picking up free baby clothes. There, the 19-year-old was strangled with a cable and cut the baby from her body.
Three people charged
Because of the murder, a 46-year-old woman and her 24-year-old daughter were charged. Also accused was the 40-year-old partner of the mother, because he has tried to cover up the crime. The charges should now be extended to murder on the newborn, said a police spokeswoman.
According to the police, the two alleged perpetrators wanted to rob the baby and raise it like “her own”. The 46-year-old is said to have been planning for months to get a baby after her adult son died. On the day of the crime, the 46-year-old called the emergency call.
She claimed to have given birth to a baby at home, which is no longer breathing. The newborn was taken to the hospital, his chances of survival were from the outset as low. The mother’s body was found in the garbage bin of the 46-year-old three weeks after the murder. Even Chicago’s hardened police chief Eddie Johnson was shocked by the crime. He called it “disgusting and deeply disturbing.” (Afp)