CHICAGO (CBS) — A gathering Saturday honored slain mother Marlen Ochoa on what would’ve been her 20th birthday.
Twenty red balloons were released into the air in Pilsen, each one representing a year of Ochoa’s life.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Illinois: Two More Mass Vaccination Sites To Open Thursday; 2,104 New Coronavirus Cases, 44 More Deaths
The pregnant mother was murdered back in April.READ MORE: Lightfoot, CPD Announce Changes To Search Warrant Policies; Police To Begin Tracking Wrong Raids Resulting From Faulty Information
Ochoa was nine months pregnant at the time, and her baby cut from her womb. The infant later died.MORE NEWS: Family Praying For Recovery Of 11-Year-Old Ny-Andra Dyer, Shot In The Face At West Pullman Gas Station; 'I Just Need A Miracle'
Three people have been charged in the death of Ochoa and her baby, including Clarisa Figueroa and her daughter Desiree.