China Arnold was arrested for microwaving her two-month-old daughter. She is charged with first-degree murder.
“We have reason to believe, and we have some forensic evidence that is consistent with our belief, that a microwave oven was used in this death,” said Ken Betz, director of the Montgomery Police Department where the incident took place.
Paris Talley, the child was found with wounds caused by a high fever all over the body. Arnold was arrested shortly after the baby died but was released for lack of evidence.
Betz says this case was very difficult because “there is not a lot of scientific research and data on the effect of microwaves on human beings.”
Death was caused by Hyperthermia or otherwise pronounced by high body temperature. The mother’s lawyer Jon Paul Rion says she had nothing to do with her daughter’s death and was surprised to be told the whole thing happened in the microwave.
According to him also the night before Arnold and her husband went for a walk and left Paris with the nanny. They had not noticed anything until the child was found unconscious the morning that came.
They had three other children.
At her second trial, she was sentenced to life in prison. Even the examinations showed that the woman did not have any mental problems. Two psychologists tested Thursday that Arnold was of average intelligence and showed no signs of serious mental illness.
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