Visitation for murdered pregnant woman in Chicago

Posted at 4:59 PM, May 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-24 18:59:27-04
Marlen Ochoa
Marlen Ochoa

CHICAGO – An outpouring of grief Thursday as mourners paid their respects at visitation for a murdered pregnant woman.

Prosecutors say 19-year-old Marlen Ochoa-Lopez was lured to the home of her killers with an offer of free baby clothes. She was then strangled and her baby boy was cut out of her womb.

The baby is on life support and doctors say there is no sign of brain activity, but the family is still praying for his recovery.

Many of those who went to the visitation said they never met the young woman, but are hurt by what happened to her.

Funeral services for Ochoa-Lopez are scheduled for Saturday.