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    Angry Mother Accused of Microwaving Baby

    Police Say Mother Microwaved Her Baby

    Nov 28 2:23 PM US/Eastern

    By JAMES HANNAH
    Associated Press Writer

    DAYTON, Ohio

    A mother was arrested on suspicion of murdering her newborn daughter by putting the baby in a microwave oven.
    China Arnold, 26, was jailed Monday on a charge of aggravated murder, more than a year after she brought her dead month-old baby to a hospital.

    "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 County coroner's office.

    He said the evidence included high-heat internal injuries and the absence of external burn marks on the baby, Paris Talley.

    Arnold was arrested soon after the baby's death in August 2005, then was released while authorities investigated further. Betz said the case was difficult because "there is not a lot of scientific research and data on the effect of microwaves on human beings."

    The death was ruled a homicide caused by hyperthermia, or high body temperature. The absence of external burns ruled out an open flame, scalding water or a heating pad as the cause, Betz said.

    Arnold's lawyer, Jon Paul Rion, said his client had nothing to do with her child's death and was stunned when investigators told her that a microwave might have been involved.

    "China _ as a mother and a person _ was horrified that such an act could occur," Rion said.

    The night before the baby was taken to the hospital, Arnold and the child's father went out for a short time and left Paris with a baby sitter, Rion said. The mother didn't sense anything out of the ordinary until the next morning, when the child was found unconscious, Rion said.

    Arnold has three other children.

    In 2000, a Virginia woman was sentenced to five years in prison for killing her month-old son in a microwave oven. Elizabeth Renee Otte claimed she had no memory of cramming her son in the microwave and turning on the appliance in 1999. Experts said that Otte suffered from epilepsy and that her seizures were followed by blackouts.
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    UGH, this just flashed on CNN and I changed the channel real fast. I just don't wanna know the details, so not reading your post lol Sorry....just when you have seen/heard it all......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackalope View Post
    Arnold was arrested soon after the baby's death in August 2005, then was released while authorities investigated further. Betz said the case was difficult because "there is not a lot of scientific research and data on the effect of microwaves on human beings."
    I know how to fix that. We start by making a really big microwave. Then we take mothers like that...
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    I heard about this just before dinner last night, and I just about threw up.
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    I'm with Rhino... Big microwave oven for the mother - And poke a thermometer in her butt (the hard way - make a new hole) just to make sure she's done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just KC View Post
    WHAT IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE??
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    And no you can't have any.

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    How awful, i cannot imagine the pain. i agree with Txcharlie

 

 

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