Self-Harm is an increasingly pervasive symptom of emotional distress among adolescent girls. Because it involves physical damage to the sufferer, cutting understandably evokes distress and fear in others. Viewed on a continuum, self-harming behavior can easily—though not always accurately—be interpreted as a precursor to suicidal behavior.
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By Gabrielle Fonrouge and Natalie Musumeci. May 16, am Updated May 16, pm. A nine-months-pregnant Chicago teen was found strangled to death with her unborn child carved out of her womb — and she may have been lured to her death by a woman she met on a Facebook group for young moms, according to police and reports.
The Sierra Leonean teenager hid her pregnancy for three months, long enough to pass her high school exams with top marks, and then left home, knowing her family would shun her. Some 21 million girls aged 15 to 19 become pregnant in developing countries each year, and complications during pregnancy and childbirth are the leading cause of death for this age group worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. Sierra Leone had the 13th highest rate of teenage pregnancy globally inwith births per 1, adolescents, more than 10 times the rate in Europe, according to the World Bank.
It was a story that shocked the nation: a pregnant Chicago teenager abruptly vanished, leaving behind a husband and 3-year-old son. Her remains were later discovered in a trash can, with authorities saying she was lured into the home of year-old Clarisa Figueroa, who promised the girl free baby clothes. Instead, police say that Figueroa and her daughter, Desiree Figueroa, cut year-old Marlen Ochoa-Lopez's baby boy from her womb with the intention of raising him as their own, according to an indictment reviewed by the Chicago Tribune.
First-degree murder charges have been filed against Figueroa and her daughter Desiree Figueroa in connection with the death of Ochoa-Lopez, whose body was discovered earlier in the week, strangled before her baby was cut from her womb. First-degree murder charges have been filed against Figueroa and her mother, Clarisa Figueroa, in connection with the death of Ochoa-Lopez, whose body was discovered earlier in the week, strangled before her baby was cut from her womb. Bobak's girlfriend, Clarisa Figueroa, and her daughter Desiree Figueroa are charged in the death of year-old expectant mother Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, whose body was discovered earlier in the week, strangled before her baby was cut from her womb.
Three people have been charged after a pregnant teenager who went to a Chicago home in response to a Facebook offer of free baby clothes was strangled and her baby cut from her womb. Police said year-old Clarisa Figueroa and her daughter, Desiree Figueroa, 24, have been charged with first-degree murder. The body of year-old Marlen Ochoa-Lopez was found early on Wednesday behind the house, more than three weeks after she disappeared.
CHICAGO — A Chicago woman and her adult daughter were formally charged Wednesday in the killing of a pregnant teenager whose baby was cut from her womb with a butcher knife. Clarisa Figueroa, 46, and her year-old daughter, Desiree Figueroa, are charged with first-degree murder in the April 23 killing of year-old Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, whose body was found last month in a garbage can behind the Figueroas' house on the Southwest Side of Chicago. Clarisa Figueroa's boyfriend, Piotr Bobak, is charged with concealing a homicide.
A pregnant Chicago teen who was killed and whose baby was cut from her womb was strangled while being shown a photo album of the late son and brother of her attackers, a prosecutor said Friday in urging a judge to keep the defendants locked up. Assistant State's Attorney James Murphy told Cook County Judge Susana Ortiz that year-old Marlen Ochoa-Lopez managed to get her fingers under the cord around her neck and that the woman strangling her, Clarisa Figueroa, then yelled at her daughter, "You're not doing your fing job! The daughter, year-old Desiree Figueroa, then pried Ochoa-Lopez's fingers from the cord while her mother continued to strangle the teen for another five minutes, Murphy said.
A newborn child who was cut from his mother's womb after she was murdered in Chicago last month opened his eyes for the first time Sunday, a spokesperson for his family said. Family of Marlen Ochoa, the year-old pregnant woman who police say was strangled before her baby was "forcibly removed" from her womb, visited the hospital over the weekend as the newborn child remains in critical condition following his birth. They returned Monday where family spokesperson Julie Contreras said they were meeting with hospital officials.