Baby of slain teen Marlen Ochoa-Lopez dies after weeks on life support
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Baby Yovanny Jadiel Lopez passed away Friday morning, according to a statement from family spokeswoman Julie Contreras. He was in intensive care with severe brain damage since arriving to the hospital.

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CHICAGO (WGN) -- The baby of slain Chicago teen Marlen Ochoa-Lopez has passed away after weeks of being on life support.

Baby Yovanny Jadiel Lopez passed away Friday morning, according to a statement from family spokeswoman Julie Contreras. He was in intensive care with severe brain damage since arriving to the hospital.

"It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of baby Yovanny Jadiel Lopez," the statement reads. "He passed away this Friday June 14, 2019 from his severe brain injury."

The baby's funeral will be a private event for family only.

Ochoa-Lopez was nine months pregnant when she was lured to a South Side home in April and murdered. Her son Yovanny was cut from her womb.

Prosecutors say Clarisa Figueroa called 9-1-1 the day Ochoa-Lopez disappeared. They say Figueroa reported she'd just had a baby who wasn't breathing. The baby was taken to Christ Hospital, and Ochoa-Lopez’s family alleges the staff had suspicions the child did not belong to Figueroa, yet did nothing.

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