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Mother and daughter charged with strangling teen mom, cutting baby from womb

CHICAGO - A mother and her daughter have been charged in the killing of a 19-year-old pregnant woman who was strangled before her baby boy was cut from her womb.

At a news conference Thursday, Chicago police officials said detectives found coaxial cable used to strangle Marlen Ochoa-Lopez in the same garbage can in which her body was found in the family's backyard.

Clarisa Figueroa, 46, and her daughter, Desiree, 24, were both charged with first-degree murder.

The older Figueroa's boyfriend, Piotr Bobak, 40, was charged with concealment of a homicide.

Police said the younger Figueroa confessed to assisting her mother in strangling Ochoa-Lopez.

Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said the elder Figueroa had lost a son in his 20s in 2017 when he

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