Skip to comments.Mom who 'cooked' her child escapes death (Microwaved baby)
Posted on 05/23/2011 10:24:15 AM PDT by TSgt
An Ohio woman convicted of killing her 28-day-old baby daughter in a microwave oven was spared the death penalty and sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole.
Prosecutors said Arnold intentionally put Paris Talley, the infant, in a microwave and turned it on after a fight with her boyfriend. The couple had argued over whether the boyfriend was the infants biological father.
China Arnold, 31, of Dayton, who psychologists testified showed no signs of serious mental illness, declined to make a statement during her sentencing, the Daily Mail reported.
Medical experts testified that the baby died quickly after her temperature reached between 107 to 108 degrees Fahrenheit. They said she probably was in the microwave for more than two minutes.
Dr. Marcella Fierro, retired chief medical examiner for Virginia, said: She died because she was overheated. She was cooked.
Two psychologists testified Thursday that Arnold was of average intelligence and showed no signs of serious mental illness. Dr. Jeffrey Smalldon said Arnold suffered from a low-grade chronic depressive condition as well as alcohol and drug abuse. He said he found nothing that would have justified the death of this child.
In arguing for the death sentence, Assistant Montgomery County Prosecutor Dan Brandt told the jury there were no factors that mitigate the purposeful murder of baby Paris in that microwave.
Defence attorney Kevin Lennen said that death or life in prison would be a tough penalty, but death should go only to the worst offenders.
He pointed to evidence that Arnold was drunk at the time of the babys death.
Assistant Prosecutor Dan Brandt told jurors that Arnolds actions were even more purposeful than a slaying with a gun or knife, the Dayton Daily News reported.
During closing arguments, Mr Brandt told jurors: Baby Paris is without life, but shes not without a voice. Please listen to her.
Arnold reportedly took Paris to the hospital the following day but she succumbed to her injuries.
It was Arnolds third trial in her daughters 2005 death. Her first trial ended in a mistrial when new witnesses surfaced just before closing arguments.
Arnold was initially arrested but then released due to lack of evidence. She was re-arrested in November 2006.
This woman was guilty of torture. A depraved and cruel act on a child because of her anger and desire for revenge against a totally different person.
I can’t imagine anyone more deserving of the death penalty.
Never thought I ever say something like this, but I hope she gets beaten to death in prison.
This devil bitch should be put in a Microwave and cooked..
“This devil bitch should be put in a Microwave and cooked..”
No, no, no. Too fast.
Flayed alive over a two week period.
If it weren’t true, I wouldn’t believe it would happen, but I guess I am from a different time in space...
This makes no sense to me. Wouldn't her husband be the biological father? It's nice that her husband allows her to be friends with other males, but it's a pretty safe assumption that her friend is gay.
How about building a fire outside and roasting her for several days..Leave the skin on..she will suffer longer..
You are half right...its true that justice is extinct but the devolution continues...You will not only see more stories like these but somehow Bush or Rush or Glen or Sarah was really responsible...
When the Lord said, “The world will grow cold” he wasn’t kidding.
What this...thing...did to that baby — the nature of it is every bit the horror of the works of Josef Mengele. The act lacks not for depth of depravity, only numerical scale. She her only; Mengele his hundreds.
I am thoroughly and utterly disgusted that there is no justice in the Earth.
MUST we wait for the Seals, the Trumpets, and the Bowls to see Justice done?
CAN THERE TRULY BE NONE, NOW?
Death by Scaphism.
True Justice for crimes like this. Same should apply to Casey Anthony.
A simple bullet to the heart would suffice, simply send her to face her accuser and her God. There is no need to give in to the desire for revenge.
How could the baby die quickly if she was still alive the following day? What kind of people would try to cover up something like this with their testimonies? Good Lord, the agony of the baby is too horrific to contemplate. This is no human mother - it's a demon that should be destroyed.
Unless they keep her out of the general population in prison, she will get her just rewards while there. I don’t think she’ll have many buddies in prison. Someone will certainly terminate this waste of skin.
God forgive me, but I agree with you.
What in Sam Hill would justify the death of this child?
With what we have in prison today I wonder if any of them would kill her..To many awful people there..
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