Ochoa-Lopez's body was found in a trash can with the cord in a "hidden area" at the Figueroa's home.
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Police also found remnants of burnt clothes, trace remnants of blood, and bleach and cleaning solutions. Bobak, Clarisa's boyfriend, allegedly helped dispose of the remains.
Johnson refused to give details on how the baby was removed from Ochoa-Lopez's body out of respect for her family. Cecilia Garcia, a spokeswoman for the family, told reporters Wednesday that the family has named the baby. The hospital where baby Yadiel was taken after birth could not provide details to NBC News on the baby's condition due to privacy laws.
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Debate HQ Politics U. Sections U. Follow NBC News. Clarissa's year-old boyfriend, Piotr Bobak, who was charged with concealing the murder, was also denied bond. Ochoa-Lopez knew Clarisa from a Facebook group called "Help a Mother Out" and had arranged to meet the woman at her home to pick up baby items, something she had done before, police said. Ochoa-Lopez, who was nine-months pregnant, drove to the Figueroas' home and was invited into their living room, according to documents from the Cook County State's Attorney.
Desiree allegedly distracted Ochoa-Lopez with a photo album of her dead brother, Xander, while her mother prepared to wrap a cord around Ochoa-Lopez's neck, court documents said. After four to five minutes, Clarisa determined Ochoa-Lopez "must be dead" and asked her daughter to get a butcher knife to remove the baby from Ochoa-Lopez's dead body, the court documents said.
Ochoa-Lopez's body was then put in a large plastic bag and placed into a garbage can hidden on the side of the garage. Ochoa-Lopez was last seen in late April at a school where she was taking classes, but never arrived to pick up her 3-year-old son from daycare.
A Luring Murder
On April 23, the same day Ochoa-Lopez went missing, Clarisa called paramedics and claimed that she gave birth to a baby at home and was experiencing complications. When Talley got out of his car, Gardner hit him in the head three times with a baseball bat.
Three of the four suspects were soon apprehended as they were driving, at a point about 80 miles up Interstate 75 from the crime scene near Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park. Harrelson was arrested later.
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He had gotten out of the car and hitchhiked to Pasco County. Jurors also heard testimony from Morrow and Abbott describing Gardner as the leader of the group. Gardner has been arrested 19 times on charges including domestic violence and strangulation. He served a year in prison for battery with a deadly weapon.
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Harrelson has been arrested 13 times on charges including domestic battery and armed burglary. He served about three years for armed burglary.
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Assistant state attorney William Catto, who prosecuted the case, said robbery was the motive in the murder. Nearly three years after the crime, the last of the four defendants — ringleader Joshua Dewayne Gardner, 27 — was found guilty by a jury of first-degree murder and armed robbery.