Jovani Jedi Lopez has been in an intensive ward since his mother, Marlene Ochoa-Lopez, was murdered in Chicago.
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Ochoa-Lopez was drawn into a woman's home with a free baby clothes offer, police report. Then she was strangled and her unborn baby cut out of her. Her body was found weeks later in a bin in the backyard of the house.
Three people were arrested and accused of murder.
In a photo published last month by the family, the baby appears to be detained by his father, Jovani Lopez. The painting made by student pastors shows that the baby is attached to different tubes and apparently is asleep in the hands of his father.
About the time the picture was taken, the baby opened her eyes.
"We just prayed and prayed, and he opened his eyes, and his father said," Oh, God, he opened his eyes! "Cecilia Garcia, a student pastor who helped the family, told CNN at the time