This article contains graphic descriptions of what prosecutors say happened in the killing of a pregnant woman. CNN A Chicago woman accused of strangling a pregnant teen and cutting out her unborn baby had planned the killing for weeks, having first lied that she was expecting a child, and then using Facebook to find and lure her target, authorities said Friday. Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. More Videos Police superintendent: These allegations are disgusting.
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The remains were found about two months after she gave birth, buried in the backyard of her home where she lived with her parents in Carlisle, a village about 40 miles 64 kilometers north of Cincinnati. Brooke Skylar Richardson, now 20, began shaking and sobbing while a judge read the not guilty verdicts on aggravated murder, involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment charges. She had faced up to life in prison if she had been convicted on the most serious charge. Richardson, though, was found guilty of corpse abuse by the jury after four hours of deliberation. Oda II said.
Prosecutor: Mom plotted to kill pregnant woman, steal baby
Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, 19, was lured to the home where Clarisa Figueroa lived with her daughter, Desiree, by Facebook postings offering free baby clothes. When she arrived, the daughter showed her a photo album of her late brother to distract her as her mother started trying to strangle her with a cord, prosecutor Jim Murphy said. The plot may have originated in late , when Clarisa Figueroa told her family she was pregnant and later posted on Facebook an ultrasound and photos of a room decorated for a baby. Desiree Figueroa was surprised, Murphy said, because her mother had previously had her fallopian tubes tied to prevent pregnancy.
A young Ohio mother who prosecutors said killed and buried her unwanted newborn in her backyard just days after her senior prom so that she could keep her "perfect life" was acquitted of murder Thursday. She had faced up to life in prison if she had been convicted on the most serious charge. Richardson, though, was found guilty of corpse abuse by the Warren County jury that deliberated for four hours.