Ohio mom's conviction upheld for baby death in microwave

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An appeals court today upheld the conviction of an Ohio woman found guilty of burning her baby daughter to death in a microwave oven.

The 2nd District Court of Appeals affirmed the May 2011 conviction of 33-year-old China Arnold.

Her Dayton attorney, Jon Paul Rion, did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

A Montgomery County jury convicted Arnold of killing her 28-day-old daughter, Paris Talley, by putting her in a microwave oven in 2005. Arnold was sentenced to life in prison.

It was Arnold’s third trial. The first one ended in a mistrial. She was found guilty in the second, but the 2nd District Court of Appeals reversed it.

Prosecutors have said Arnold intentionally put the baby in the oven and turned it on after a fight with her boyfriend, Terrell Talley, the baby’s father.

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