China Arnold Accused of Microwaving Baby to Death

Microwave ovenOh Holy God. I know I say “this is the worst thing I’ve ever read” at least once a month week, but…truly, folks. This may be the chart-topper. China Arnold’s three-week-old baby, Paris Talley, died last year with an abnormally high body temperature. Over one year later, police have arrested the 26-year-old on charges that she stuck her child in the microwave and pressed the “Baby” shortcut button.

What took so long to bust the bitch? The method of execution. Little is known about what effect microwave radiation will have on a child because…well, because no one’s been cruel and inhumane enough to commit such an atrocity. Sure, folks have floated the idea of using microwaves against electronics equipment and grown humans…but babies? And at the hands of one’s own mother nonetheless? Jesus. What an awful, awful way to die.

What are the prosecution’s chances of proving this case in court? I don’t know. I imagine most of their case will boil down to scientific testimony, an exclusion of all other possibilities, and an assault on the mother’s character. If China Arnold’s defense can float one or two alternative theories of death, it may be enough to keep her out of jail.

There seems to be little information about Arnold available. Was she in trouble with child services before this? If anyone can testify to this woman’s character as either a person or a mother, speak up.

  • Meredith

    Just a quick update – a judge just ruled today during her re-trial prosecutors can seek the death penalty. Jury selection for the new trial are supposed to star 4.25.11. Here’s hoping little Paris may finally get some justice.

    http://www.wdtn.com/dpp/news/china-arnold-could-face-death-penalty

    • http://badbreeders.net/ April

      Thanks for the update.

  • IAlsoHaveADaughter

    Hello all… I am a little confused. Knowing that my daughter who is now 9 has over the years has had her trying moments, I have never considered putting her in the microwave along side of my popcorn. I feel that if you are the parent and head of the household, you and only you are ultimately responisble for all activities occuring within that house. Just a thought.

  • IAlsoHaveADaughter

    Hello all… I am a little confused. Knowing that my daughter who is now 9 has over the years has had her trying moments, I have never considered putting her in the microwave along side of my popcorn. I feel that if you are the parent and head of the household, you and only you are ultimately responisble for all activities occuring within that house. Just a thought.

  • kristina

    I just can’t believe all the defense this girl is getting!! If my sister, mom, cousin, whatever did anything to harm any child on purpose, I would never stand up for them. Ever.

  • kristina

    I just can’t believe all the defense this girl is getting!! If my sister, mom, cousin, whatever did anything to harm any child on purpose, I would never stand up for them. Ever.

  • Tejal

    SB

    There was no need to call China Arnold a bitch. All the name calling isn’t necessary. You can state your opinion but as far as everything else goes please have respect. It’s not that deep for you to pull out the name calling card. what are we? in fifth grade??

    • kristina

      china’s a bitch, and so are you for defending that c-word.

  • Tejal

    SB

    There was no need to call China Arnold a bitch. All the name calling isn’t necessary. You can state your opinion but as far as everything else goes please have respect. It’s not that deep for you to pull out the name calling card. what are we? in fifth grade??

    • kristina

      china’s a bitch, and so are you for defending that c-word.

  • SB

    Wait a sec talish…you say that the evidence was in someone else’s microwave…so China was so drunk that she didn’t nitice someone TAKING HER BABY AWAY…what the fuck?????

    I’m sorry if I am repeating myself here but China Arnold was a BAD PARENT. She was found guilty by a jury of her peers & now she must serve her time.

    Sure, the legal system has been known on occasion to get the worng person but in this case, even if she didn’t actrually kill Paris she was an accessory by way of neglect & deserves hard time for it.

    That poor little baby didn’t ask to be born, especially not to a woman who had no intention of looking after her (wait, boy or girl…I forget in all the chit chat). ALL babies deserve a safe & loving environment & when people like China Arnold have kids they should be forcibly removed AT BIRTH & given to people who have the capacity to love & support & raise them properly!

    And Talish…if the bitch was my cousin I would be TOO ASHAMED to admit it!

  • SB

    Wait a sec talish…you say that the evidence was in someone else’s microwave…so China was so drunk that she didn’t nitice someone TAKING HER BABY AWAY…what the fuck?????

    I’m sorry if I am repeating myself here but China Arnold was a BAD PARENT. She was found guilty by a jury of her peers & now she must serve her time.

    Sure, the legal system has been known on occasion to get the worng person but in this case, even if she didn’t actrually kill Paris she was an accessory by way of neglect & deserves hard time for it.

    That poor little baby didn’t ask to be born, especially not to a woman who had no intention of looking after her (wait, boy or girl…I forget in all the chit chat). ALL babies deserve a safe & loving environment & when people like China Arnold have kids they should be forcibly removed AT BIRTH & given to people who have the capacity to love & support & raise them properly!

    And Talish…if the bitch was my cousin I would be TOO ASHAMED to admit it!

  • Angel

    Caps lock is on.

  • Angel

    Caps lock is on.

  • Talish

    WELL, I’M SORRY THAT MY SENTENCE SOUND LIKE A FIFTH GRADER LOL! BUT ANGEL I UNDERSTOOD WHAT THE HELL SHE MEANT. WHY ARE YOU ALWAYS REPEATING WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ON HERE!!

    I’M IN A RUSH TRYING TO EXPLAIN THE SITUATIONS ABOUT MY COUSIN BECAUSE PEOPLE ON HERE TRYING TO MAKE HER OUT TO BE A MONSTER.

    I UNDERSTOOD WHAT SHE SAID I JUST DIDNT UNDERSTAND WHEN SHE SAID THAT I SAID SOMETHING ABOUT BLACK PEOPLE DONT HAVE FATHERS….

  • Talish

    WELL, I’M SORRY THAT MY SENTENCE SOUND LIKE A FIFTH GRADER LOL! BUT ANGEL I UNDERSTOOD WHAT THE HELL SHE MEANT. WHY ARE YOU ALWAYS REPEATING WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ON HERE!!

    I’M IN A RUSH TRYING TO EXPLAIN THE SITUATIONS ABOUT MY COUSIN BECAUSE PEOPLE ON HERE TRYING TO MAKE HER OUT TO BE A MONSTER.

    I UNDERSTOOD WHAT SHE SAID I JUST DIDNT UNDERSTAND WHEN SHE SAID THAT I SAID SOMETHING ABOUT BLACK PEOPLE DONT HAVE FATHERS….

  • Angel

    Talish:

    What college do you attend? I want to make sure NONE of my children go there. You need remedial English/Grammar classes. You also need to spell and punctuate your sentences properly. That is what Samantha meant when she said that you show your age. Your comments make you sound like a fifth grader.

  • Angel

    Talish:

    What college do you attend? I want to make sure NONE of my children go there. You need remedial English/Grammar classes. You also need to spell and punctuate your sentences properly. That is what Samantha meant when she said that you show your age. Your comments make you sound like a fifth grader.

  • Talish

    Samantha:

    First, When you read people comments you need to look at who wrote the comments because I didnt say any thing about black men…. I’m 21 years old, married, have three children, and also going to college…. So don’t do that if you dont know what you are talking about…

    Okay, China’s Microwave was not use in this crime there were no evidence stating that the baby body was in there….
    Like I said there was a lil boy who has history of killing animals in the microwave and at the time of PAris death the family moved the next day… because the evidence was in their microwave!!

  • Talish

    Samantha:

    First, When you read people comments you need to look at who wrote the comments because I didnt say any thing about black men…. I’m 21 years old, married, have three children, and also going to college…. So don’t do that if you dont know what you are talking about…

    Okay, China’s Microwave was not use in this crime there were no evidence stating that the baby body was in there….
    Like I said there was a lil boy who has history of killing animals in the microwave and at the time of PAris death the family moved the next day… because the evidence was in their microwave!!

  • Samantha

    Talish, people might find you a little more credible if you would use proper language when commenting. Your comments show your age. Time and time again the others have said that whether or not she actually put the baby in the microwave is irrelevant and this point. The fact that she was so drunk made her negligent, thus contributing to her daughter’s death. And that comment you made about black people do have dads… that was out of line. No one else made this a race issue. You keep saying she didnt have a jury of her peers, please do elaborate on that. (In case you dont know what that means, that means please explain why you say that) You totally contradict yourself in your last post. First you say there was no evidence that the baby was in the microwave, then you say that the kid admitted to taking the baby out of the microwave??? Which is it?? You cant have it both ways.
    Either way. Whether she put the baby in the microwave or not. She is still guilty and she is where she needs to be. You simply do not get so drunk that you dont know what in the hell you are doing, not when you have children to take care of!! Yeah she had a sitter, so why not ask that sitter to stay the rest of the night?

  • Samantha

    Talish, people might find you a little more credible if you would use proper language when commenting. Your comments show your age. Time and time again the others have said that whether or not she actually put the baby in the microwave is irrelevant and this point. The fact that she was so drunk made her negligent, thus contributing to her daughter’s death. And that comment you made about black people do have dads… that was out of line. No one else made this a race issue. You keep saying she didnt have a jury of her peers, please do elaborate on that. (In case you dont know what that means, that means please explain why you say that) You totally contradict yourself in your last post. First you say there was no evidence that the baby was in the microwave, then you say that the kid admitted to taking the baby out of the microwave??? Which is it?? You cant have it both ways.
    Either way. Whether she put the baby in the microwave or not. She is still guilty and she is where she needs to be. You simply do not get so drunk that you dont know what in the hell you are doing, not when you have children to take care of!! Yeah she had a sitter, so why not ask that sitter to stay the rest of the night?

  • Talish

    Angel:

    Lol!!!
    Yea, they got paid in living expense. And they lies got my cousin LIFE sentence!!! And honey, you would not want to do thats because they was harassing people….

    And we had a lot of witnesses on our side but the prosecutors told them that they would be called snitches if they tell the truth…. So the kids who we had didnt want to do it because of that….

    and the boy who did it went to school the next day describing the way he killed her, the school had to call the police and the mother because the way he was described it was horrifling….

    by the time the police got up there the lil boy was gone and they removed him from the school…. And the school that he went to they closed down by the time the trial had begun…

    I dont know why they are saving that devil child but I promise god will get you!!

    My cousin should be facing up to 5 years not no life thats crazy…

  • Talish

    Angel:

    Lol!!!
    Yea, they got paid in living expense. And they lies got my cousin LIFE sentence!!! And honey, you would not want to do thats because they was harassing people….

    And we had a lot of witnesses on our side but the prosecutors told them that they would be called snitches if they tell the truth…. So the kids who we had didnt want to do it because of that….

    and the boy who did it went to school the next day describing the way he killed her, the school had to call the police and the mother because the way he was described it was horrifling….

    by the time the police got up there the lil boy was gone and they removed him from the school…. And the school that he went to they closed down by the time the trial had begun…

    I dont know why they are saving that devil child but I promise god will get you!!

    My cousin should be facing up to 5 years not no life thats crazy…

  • Angel

    Talish:

    A psychopath can pass a lie detector, too….that’s why they are inadmissible in a court of law.

    And if witnesses are being paid three or four thousand dollars to lie……where the hell can I sign up for that job?! I could lie maybe once or twice a month, and – hey! – I got it made, baby!

  • Angel

    Talish:

    A psychopath can pass a lie detector, too….that’s why they are inadmissible in a court of law.

    And if witnesses are being paid three or four thousand dollars to lie……where the hell can I sign up for that job?! I could lie maybe once or twice a month, and – hey! – I got it made, baby!

  • Talish

    I dont feel that anyone on this website should comment on why we as family members claim that she is innocent…. First China has came from a big family where her grandmother has 14 kids… And we as a family knows that China is innocent because no one in our family would never do a horrible thing to our children…. And we will continue to fight for her innocence…

    I personally think China was wrong for being drunk but she did have a baby sitter, Now thats the thing that China was guilty about was drinking and she admitted that she was drinking a 151… but she also got beat by Paris father because he thought that wasnt his child… Well in Court, he was determine Paris father…..

    Well the people on this website who is thinking she did it, I feel like yall can say what yall want…

    This is why we as a family IN FACT KNOWS SHE INNOCENT….

    1. she took a lie detector test, and she pass it…
    2. The lil boy who claim to have done it family lived right next door to China, the family of the lil boy moved out the next day it happen.
    3. There was no evidence found in China microwave the only evidence that was found in her microwave was milk from the baby bottle….
    4. The Prosecutor Matt Heck paid people to lie on her he paid between 3,000-4,000 dollars to lie…
    5. One of the main witnesses on the prosecutor side she had change her testimony in court and told the truth because she didnt wont that in her heart of her lying on china… She was the one who got paid 3,000-4,000 dollars… And the Prosecutors was harassing her… And also Prosecutors also made her baby heart drop when she was 8 months pregnant…
    6. A lil boy who was 5 at the time seen china’s case on tv, stood up and told his father that he pulled daughter out the microwave, after his cousin put her in there…
    7. After the trial was over the family of Paris father side moved to Flordia…

    There are many reason that we know for a fact that she is innocent…
    And for the records China has three other kids who in fact miss their mother…
    Now but yourself in her shoes getting beat by the man who you thought you loved and wake up to feel your daughters touch to relize that she’s not breathing… and for the records Paris father KNOWS what happen to her he woke china up to ask China whats wrong with my baby and deep down inside he knew…. China rush her to the hospital where she was prenouced dead… the police took them both to jail and the father was released… This man has domestic volence on his record…. after chinawas released on after the baby death because they didnt have any evidence the father was calling her asking her did she talk to the police and what did she tell them Now thats guilty…

    And Also China did not have a jury of her peers!!!

    China my cousin and she not no monster…. Know the facts first…

    • madison

      i guess being bad grammar and spelling are a family trait.

  • Talish

    I dont feel that anyone on this website should comment on why we as family members claim that she is innocent…. First China has came from a big family where her grandmother has 14 kids… And we as a family knows that China is innocent because no one in our family would never do a horrible thing to our children…. And we will continue to fight for her innocence…

    I personally think China was wrong for being drunk but she did have a baby sitter, Now thats the thing that China was guilty about was drinking and she admitted that she was drinking a 151… but she also got beat by Paris father because he thought that wasnt his child… Well in Court, he was determine Paris father…..

    Well the people on this website who is thinking she did it, I feel like yall can say what yall want…

    This is why we as a family IN FACT KNOWS SHE INNOCENT….

    1. she took a lie detector test, and she pass it…
    2. The lil boy who claim to have done it family lived right next door to China, the family of the lil boy moved out the next day it happen.
    3. There was no evidence found in China microwave the only evidence that was found in her microwave was milk from the baby bottle….
    4. The Prosecutor Matt Heck paid people to lie on her he paid between 3,000-4,000 dollars to lie…
    5. One of the main witnesses on the prosecutor side she had change her testimony in court and told the truth because she didnt wont that in her heart of her lying on china… She was the one who got paid 3,000-4,000 dollars… And the Prosecutors was harassing her… And also Prosecutors also made her baby heart drop when she was 8 months pregnant…
    6. A lil boy who was 5 at the time seen china’s case on tv, stood up and told his father that he pulled daughter out the microwave, after his cousin put her in there…
    7. After the trial was over the family of Paris father side moved to Flordia…

    There are many reason that we know for a fact that she is innocent…
    And for the records China has three other kids who in fact miss their mother…
    Now but yourself in her shoes getting beat by the man who you thought you loved and wake up to feel your daughters touch to relize that she’s not breathing… and for the records Paris father KNOWS what happen to her he woke china up to ask China whats wrong with my baby and deep down inside he knew…. China rush her to the hospital where she was prenouced dead… the police took them both to jail and the father was released… This man has domestic volence on his record…. after chinawas released on after the baby death because they didnt have any evidence the father was calling her asking her did she talk to the police and what did she tell them Now thats guilty…

    And Also China did not have a jury of her peers!!!

    China my cousin and she not no monster…. Know the facts first…

    • madison

      i guess being bad grammar and spelling are a family trait.

  • Angel

    That baby’s death wasn’t caused by holes in the system….it was caused because the responsible party would rather drink than take care of her child. That is NEGLIGENCE. A death resulting from negligence is negligent homicide. It deserves jail time – and, in a case like this, where an infant is the one to die – lots of jail time.

    I never said that she actually put the child in the microwave. Actually, I believe I said in one of my previous posts that that particular fact has become irrelevant at this point. I said that her baby died because she was drunk. And that is a fact. If the father was in the house at the time, he should face charges as well, in my opinion. It was as much his responsibility as hers, at that point. But if he was not – then it’s all on her.

    And I will repeat – those who make excuses for people who cause the death of infants, are part of the reason that the judicial system is as screwed up as it is. At only sixteen, I can almost see why you do not understand this concept yet. You are still young enough that you believe if we love someone enough, then that will compensate for any errors they might make. As you grow and mature, hopefully, you will understand more of how justice really works, and that loving someone is not the same thing as excusing them. And that you CAN condemn the actions without hating the person. But, as long as people continue to gloss over the crime in order to ‘prove’ their love for a person, things will never change – and people will continue to commit heinous crimes with the expectation that all will be forgotten if they can just find someone else to cast part of the blame on. It is a self-perpetuating cycle, and a self-fulfilling prophesy.

  • Angel

    That baby’s death wasn’t caused by holes in the system….it was caused because the responsible party would rather drink than take care of her child. That is NEGLIGENCE. A death resulting from negligence is negligent homicide. It deserves jail time – and, in a case like this, where an infant is the one to die – lots of jail time.

    I never said that she actually put the child in the microwave. Actually, I believe I said in one of my previous posts that that particular fact has become irrelevant at this point. I said that her baby died because she was drunk. And that is a fact. If the father was in the house at the time, he should face charges as well, in my opinion. It was as much his responsibility as hers, at that point. But if he was not – then it’s all on her.

    And I will repeat – those who make excuses for people who cause the death of infants, are part of the reason that the judicial system is as screwed up as it is. At only sixteen, I can almost see why you do not understand this concept yet. You are still young enough that you believe if we love someone enough, then that will compensate for any errors they might make. As you grow and mature, hopefully, you will understand more of how justice really works, and that loving someone is not the same thing as excusing them. And that you CAN condemn the actions without hating the person. But, as long as people continue to gloss over the crime in order to ‘prove’ their love for a person, things will never change – and people will continue to commit heinous crimes with the expectation that all will be forgotten if they can just find someone else to cast part of the blame on. It is a self-perpetuating cycle, and a self-fulfilling prophesy.

  • Tejal

    Ok so you are saying that because i know a person and i know their personality and who they are and what they do through life, i am as bad as her because of me defending her? I’m a creature… A HORRIBLE CREATURE! whoa that’s cool. Actually I’m a 16 year old girl who knows that China Arnold’s rights were violated when her jury was nothing like her. And you guys say that she is a bad parent because she left her baby unattended? ok i see where you are coming from with her getting drunk. But i also read a statement from one of you guys and you basically said that she should take full responsibility because of the baby’s death…WRONG!…the baby had a father (WOW! BLACK PEOPLE HAVE FATHERS???) and i dont hear anything bout him. The facts weren’t present in the courtroom because if you would have kept up with the case (which you definetly haven’t) then you would know that the court had decided to not use two statements. One from a little boy stating that he saw the baby being put in the microwave by a young boy and another from a women in jail stating that the police paid her to lie on China. Right…i think that yall are seeing things from one side and that’s just saying she is guilty. If I’m a monster for defending her then it’s ok because i don’t care me and my whole family are monsters then…whatever. Put yourselves in our shoes. Yall tooo busy judging people by appearences and the fake media(RUMORS ANYBODY?). I’m not saying that she’s completly innocent but she didn’t put her baby in the microwave.

    P.S. AND I’m not a monster thank you very much. I get very good grades…no excellent graes and im level headed. It’s funny how i see the holes in the system and i am a kid and yall dont.

  • Tejal

    Ok so you are saying that because i know a person and i know their personality and who they are and what they do through life, i am as bad as her because of me defending her? I’m a creature… A HORRIBLE CREATURE! whoa that’s cool. Actually I’m a 16 year old girl who knows that China Arnold’s rights were violated when her jury was nothing like her. And you guys say that she is a bad parent because she left her baby unattended? ok i see where you are coming from with her getting drunk. But i also read a statement from one of you guys and you basically said that she should take full responsibility because of the baby’s death…WRONG!…the baby had a father (WOW! BLACK PEOPLE HAVE FATHERS???) and i dont hear anything bout him. The facts weren’t present in the courtroom because if you would have kept up with the case (which you definetly haven’t) then you would know that the court had decided to not use two statements. One from a little boy stating that he saw the baby being put in the microwave by a young boy and another from a women in jail stating that the police paid her to lie on China. Right…i think that yall are seeing things from one side and that’s just saying she is guilty. If I’m a monster for defending her then it’s ok because i don’t care me and my whole family are monsters then…whatever. Put yourselves in our shoes. Yall tooo busy judging people by appearences and the fake media(RUMORS ANYBODY?). I’m not saying that she’s completly innocent but she didn’t put her baby in the microwave.

    P.S. AND I’m not a monster thank you very much. I get very good grades…no excellent graes and im level headed. It’s funny how i see the holes in the system and i am a kid and yall dont.

  • Ihavekidstoo

    Angel, LMAO. These days, even high-waist waders don’t seem to do the trick!

  • Ihavekidstoo

    Angel, LMAO. These days, even high-waist waders don’t seem to do the trick!

  • Angel

    Have you tried wearing longer britches to prevent the chapping, IHKT? lol

    Sorry, I just had to go there…..

  • Angel

    Have you tried wearing longer britches to prevent the chapping, IHKT? lol

    Sorry, I just had to go there…..

  • Ihavekidstoo

    Sherri, I see your point aboutTejal being “worse.” I actually said someone like Tejal who defends a person who’s done what China Arnold did is more “destable,” not “worse.” Is he/she as bad as a murderer? Of course not. But I detest such people even MORE than murderers in some ways because, as Angel pointed out, these people make a horrific situation even worse by enabling the murderer to maintain some pretense that he/she is innocent. One could argue that anyone who murders a child is beyond contempt, but someone who speaks in DEFENSE of the murderer (not an attorney) deserves our contempt because that person is supposedly NOT beyond redemption.

    I personally believe China Arnold nuked her own baby without any help. But if she didn’t, her drunkeness certainly created the opportunity for someone else to do it. Ultimately, a mother is a child’s first, last and best defense against the evils of the world – or SHOULD be. When a mother fails to protect her child through her own negligence, then she’s as guilty as the person who perpetrates the evil. Accidents happen, tragically, and there will always be some things in this life that we just can’t protect our children from. But our own negligence and inattention should not be on that list.

    Sorry for the long, soapboxy post, but people who try to protect the guilty really chap my ass!