Mother Gets Life In Prison For Killing Her Child In Microwave

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Dayton, Ohio (AP) -- A Dayton, Ohio, mother who burned her baby daughter to death in a microwave oven has been sentenced life in prison without the chance for parole.

Twenty-eight-year-old China Arnold opted to watch her sentencing from a side room on a monitor Monday.

Montgomery Ccounty Common Pleas Judge Mary Wiseman rejected Defense Attorneys' request for a minimum sentence of life in prison with the chance of parole after 25 years.

A jury last week spared Arnold the death penalty when it couldn't reach a consensus.

The jury convicted Arnold of aggravated murder in the 2005 death of month-old Paris Talley.

It was Arnold's second trial; the first ended in a mistrial when new witnesses surfaced.

Defense Attorney Jon Paul Rion has asked for a third trial, saying a former cellmate who said Arnold confessed has now changed her story.

(Copyright 2008 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
TheNewsCenter One Television Plaza Parkersburg, WV. 26101 304-485-4588
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 28013454 -
Gray Television, Inc.