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Mother, daughter plead not guilty in cut-from-womb case

Mother, daughter plead not guilty in cut-from-womb case Photo: AP

June 26, 2019 02:21 PM

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago mother and her adult daughter suspected of strangling a pregnant teenager and cutting her baby from her womb have pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and other charges.

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Clarisa Figueroa and her daughter Desiree on Wednesday pleaded not guilty to the charges in a 27-count indictment that includes a charge of aggravated battery of a child. Prosecutors haven't charged them with murder in the death of Marlen Ochoa-Lopez's newborn son, but police have said they expect them to do so.

Clarisa Figueroa's boyfriend, Piotr Bobak, pleaded not guilty to a charge of concealing a homicidal death.

The 46-year-old Figueroa is accused of luring Ochoa-Lopez to her house April 23 with a promise of baby clothes and killing her. She planned to raise the baby as her own.

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