facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Guilty verdict in microwave baby killing

May 14, 2011 at 5:07 PM   |   Comments

DAYTON, Ohio, May 14 (UPI) -- The Ohio jury that convicted a woman of killing her baby daughter in a microwave oven must now decide whether to sentence her to death.

The penalty phase of China Arnold's trial is scheduled to begin Monday, the Dayton (Ohio) Daily News reported. Jurors found her guilty Friday of aggravated murder.

Paris Talley was 28 days old when she died in the microwave in Arnold's Dayton apartment in August 2005.

The trial was Arnold's third. The first ended in a mistrial when a 5-year-old boy came forward during the proceedings and said he saw another child put the baby in the oven. She was convicted in the second trial but an appeals court overturned the verdict, ruling testimony from a former cell mate should not have been allowed.

The jury at the second trial was unable to agree on the penalty so she received a life sentence.

A gag order barred lawyers from both sides from commenting on the verdict.

© 2011 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Stratosphere crash driver commits suicide Stratosphere crash driver commits suicide
2
U.S. intercepts two Russian fighter jets near Alaska
3
Kentucky firefighter injured in ice bucket challenge dies Kentucky firefighter injured in ice bucket challenge dies
4
New York buses will feature anti-Islam ads depicting James Foley New York buses will feature anti-Islam ads depicting James Foley
5
Sister shoots and kills brother to protect father Sister shoots and kills brother to protect father
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback