Shocking news was reported by CNN recently, an evil plot usually subject to a psychological thriller/horror film. According to the news outlet, a Chicago woman was accused of murdering a pregnant teen to acquire the unborn baby. The 46-year-old alleged killer, Clarisa Figueroa, lured 19-year-old victim Marlen Ochoa-Lopez at her Chicago home last month. After strangling the teen to death, Figueroa removed the teen’s baby from her stomach and pretended it was hers.

Further details granted by the authorities add that both Figueroa and her 24-year-old daughter Desiree helped strangle the victim. Ochoa-Lopez’s body was found in a trash can in Figueroa’s yard on Tuesday and the finding resulted in an immediate arrest. Both the mother and daughter were charged for first-degree murder and aggravated battery of a child less than 13 years old. Figueroa’s boyfriend, Piotr Bobak, was also charged on two counts due to his role in hiding the victim’s body.  

The deceptive plot underlying the slain teen’s death consisted of Clarisa Figueroa befriending the victim on Facebook. In October of 2018, Figueroa announced that she was pregnant despite her family knowing she had her tubes tied previously, based on details shared by assistant state’s attorney James Murphy. After joining a Facebook group for new moms, the alleged murderer met Marien Ochoa-Lopez. They began exchanging private messages, discussing pregnancy and more. Finally, Ochoa-Lopez was invited to Figueroa’s home which led to the unfortunate, premeditated event.