I see warning labels on products and think, “how fucking sad that someone had to have tried this for them to put this warning here.” My blow-dryer has a tag on the cord that tells you not to use it in the shower. Who in the fuck is going to blow-dry their hair while taking a shower? My Iron has a warning that says not to iron clothes on you body. DUH!! Hell, I’ve even seen super hero costumes at Halloween time that have warnings that say that the costume will not make you fly! Again, this implies that someone actually TRIED to fucking fly because they were wearing a damn Superman costume. So how come manufacturers of microwaves haven’t put a warning against microwaving babies on their products? I mean, especially after China Arnold…. Not that a warning would have stopped 29-year-old Ka Yang from pulling a China Arnold, but you can see where there is some use for a warning label.
On March 17th, paramedics were called to a home where they found a severely burned infant. The infant was 6-month-old Mirabelle Thao-Lo, Yangs daughter. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Yang claimed that she blacked out after she suffered a seizure while holding her daughter as she sat at her computer. When she woke up, she was on the floor and her daughter was injured. *cough* bullshit *cough* It seems that police weren’t buying this “account” of the events with all of Yang’s inconsistencies. That’s when she changed her tune. Still using the seizure story, she began claiming that she might also have a split personality.
Police believed that little Mirabelle had extensive thermal burns as a result of being put into a microwave. At least her injuries were consistent with other cases involving children being placed in microwaves (which is where the warning label comes in handy).
Yang is being held without bail at Sacramento County Jail on suspicion of murder and assault resulting in the death of a child under 8. I can already smell the bat shit crazy defense coming.
Yang’s remaining 3 children are all living with relatives.
Back to my warning label theory: In 1999, Elizabeth Renee Otte put her 1-month-old son in a microwave, killing him. In 2005, China Arnold murdered her 28-day-old daughter, Paris Talley, in a microwave. In 2008, Joshua Mauldin put his 2-month-old daughter in a hotel microwave because the Devil told him to do it. She actually survived the ordeal, but was left with second and third degree burns, part of her left ear had to be amputated and she required several skin grafts. I just wonder how the warning label would read. “May cause prison yard beat down if you use to cook your baby” – I know…. Wishful thinking.
Rest in peace, Mirabelle. I hope with all of my heart that you didn’t suffer.
Thanks go to everyone who sent in this tip. Special thanks go to one of my childhood partners in crime, Andy, for sending this to me on Facebook!