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Womb Raider Learns Fate After Baby Ripped From Young Mom’s Body

Marlen Ochoa-Lopez was murdered before her baby was cut out of her body, according to police. The teen mom went missing as she tried to pick up baby clothes from someone she met online in a motherhood forum.  Now the mother/daughter duo who killed Ochoa-Lopez will spend decades behind bars.

Clarisa Figueroa, 51, told a judge she understood that she would be in jail for the rest of her life, as the judge sentenced her to 50 years behind bars. Both Figueroa and her daughter, Desiree Figueroa, were charged with first-degree murder for the brutal slaying of Ochoa-Lopez.

Prosecutors said they lured Ochoa-Lopez to their home on April 23, 2019, with the promise of baby supplies. The duo then strangled Ochoa-Lopez when she arrived and cut the baby from her womb, in an attempt to keep the infant as their own.

Two months later, the infant, Yovanny Lopez, passed away from brain damage, along with complications from a prolapsed umbilical cord and placenta.

In January, Desiree Figueroa pleaded guilty to murder and took a plea deal, which allowed her to receive 30 years in prison in exchange for testimony against her mother.

Joining Nancy Grace Today

Troy Slaten – Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney
Steven Lampley- Former Detective, Author of “12 and Murdered”
Dr. Bethany Marshall – Psychoanalyst (Beverly Hills, CA); Netflix show: ‘Bling Empire’ (Beverly Hills)
Dave Mack – Crime Online Investigative Reporter

Additional Guest

  • Dr. Kris Sperry – Retired Chief Medical Examiner for the State of Georgia

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[Feature Photo: Yovanny Lopez/Family Handout]