This photo shared on social media shows Yovani Lopez with his newborn son.
(New York Post)
The father of the severely injured child who was cut from his murdered mother’s abdomen, finally a chance to see the cradle of the boy, according to a series of photos released by a family friend on Monday.
Yovani Lopez is to be seen in the photos holding his little baby boy, Yadiel, who was in critical conditionafter being cut from his mother’s belly in Chicago in the last month.
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“Thank you for your prayers, and He opened his eyes for us!! We pray for a miracle,” Cecilia Garcia, a friend of the family, captioned a Facebook post of the images.
The boy’s mother, 19-year-old Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, was strangled to death on 23 April, allegedly by Clarisa Figueroa and her daughter Desiree Figueroa, authorities said.
The couple, reportedly cut the baby out of the nine-months-pregnant woman, than did Clarisa had just given birth to the boy when she called 911 to report that he was not breathing.
Clarisa allegedly lured Ochoa-Lopez to her home with an offer of free baby clothes on a Facebook group for mothers. The police urged the mother and daughter suspects after one of Ochoa-Lopez’s friends showed their Facebook messages that they had exchanged.
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Ochoa-Lopez’s body was found dumped in a trash can behind the Figueroas’ house of the city’s Southwest Side shortly after midnight on May 15, about three weeks after she was reported missing, police said.
This report was originally published in the New York Post.