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Ka Yang nuked her newborn

Calif. mom allegedly microwaves baby to death

Mother accused of killing baby in microwave said she might have split personality

California mom accused of killing baby in microwave

NorCal Mom Accused Of Killing Baby In Microwave

Mother arrested for gruesome baby death

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!

Microwave murder conviction overturned

China Arnold

Ohio court reverses conviction in microvave death:

Some of you may remember the name China Arnold. She’s an Ohio Breeder who was convicted and sentenced to life for allegedly killing her own daughter, 28-day-old Paris Talley, by cooking her in a microwave. I have to use allegedly and convicted in the same sentence now because the conviction has been overturned due to prosecutorial misconduct. It seems they wouldn’t allow a witness to testify and kept Arnold from seeing her lawyer.

In what should have been a slam dunk case the prosecutors messed it up this time. Arnold’s defense was that she could have not possibly put her baby in the microwave because she was too drunk. Hell, I’ve been plenty drunk before in my life and I was still able to press a few buttons to get the microwave to work, Then again I was just making some nachos and not throwing my own flesh in blood in there after arguing with my significant other about the paternity of the baby.

If she walks it would be one of the biggest travesties of justice.

Thanks to jhilhan for the tip in the OT.

China Arnold: Accused Microwave Momma Indicted for Murder (UPDATED with Court Docs)

China ArnoldDid she or didn’t she? A jury will decide that question soon, as China Arnold has been indicted for aggravated murder after allegedly cramming her baby into a microwave. Defense attorney John Paul Rion believes there’s enough reasonable doubt to drive a truck through; he says he has the forensics to prove his client’s innocent. But the prosecution sounds equally cocksure: they’re aiming for the death penalty.

Judging by the last thread on this subject, a lot of visitors to PBB feel there may have been a different culprit. As noted in that last report, Arnold’s no prize of a mom, having been convicted for abduction and verbal forgery. But does that make her a baby-microwaver? I dunno. The state sounds overly confident about their odds of conviction, given that they’re trying this case a year after the murder. I’m holding judgment until the trial begins, and both sides lay their cards on the table.

UPDATE: Here are Arnold’s 2000 guilty plea, a copy of her 2002 conviction for check forgery, and a copy of the grand jury indictment in the death of her daughter, Paris Talley.

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.