Archive for Friday, December 8, 2006

Mom indicted, accused of microwaving baby

December 8, 2006

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— A woman suspected of killing her month-old daughter by putting her in a microwave oven was indicted on a charge of aggravated murder Thursday, and the prosecutor said he would seek the death penalty.

The indictment against China Arnold, 26, does not provide details on the death of Paris Talley.

Investigators have said evidence that includes high-heat internal injuries and the absence of external burn marks on the baby were consistent with a microwave oven. The baby died on Aug. 30, 2005. Her mother was arrested last week.

"The Montgomery County coroner came to the conclusion that the injuries sustained by this baby could have only been caused by being placed into a microwave oven and having that oven turned on and (cooking) the baby to death," Montgomery Country Prosecutor Mathias Heck Jr. said at a news conference.

Heck declined to discuss a possible motive or release any other details about the case. He said Arnold would be subject to the death penalty if convicted because the victim was a child.

Comments

craigers 8 years, 7 months ago

I completely agree r_t. My wife and I have our first child and he is about 11 weeks old. I can't even imagine how somebody would do this to a child... Makes me want to vomit.

Linda Endicott 8 years, 7 months ago

I heard this on the national news a couple weeks ago. What took them so long to press charges??

This is the most horrible thing I've ever heard of.

westernksgirl 8 years, 7 months ago

crying that is so horrible, cooked from the inside out .. truly horrific.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 8 years, 7 months ago

The biggest tragedy is that this woman's quite apparent mental illness wasn't diagnosed and treated before she killed her baby, and if she was incompetent or presented a danger to that kid, the kid should have been taken away.

Christine Pennewell Davis 8 years, 7 months ago

to bad I can not say what I really want to on hear involves flame and a spit nice and slow.

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