Black People : Mother microwaves baby

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  1. Qatavia

    Qatavia Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Mother microwaves baby



    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061128/ap_on_re_us/baby_death_microwave

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    DAYTON, Ohio - A mother was arrested on suspicion of murdering her newborn daughter by microwaving the baby in an oven. China Arnold, 26, was jailed Monday on a charge of aggravated murder, more than a year after she brought her dead month-old baby to a hospital. Bail was set Tuesday at $1 million.

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    "We have reason to believe, and we have some forensic evidence that is consistent with our belief, that a microwave oven was used in this death," said Ken Betz, director of the Montgomery County coroner's office.

    He said the evidence included high-heat internal injuries and the absence of external burn marks on the baby, Paris Talley.

    Arnold was arrested soon after the baby's death in August 2005, then was released while authorities investigated further. Betz said the case was difficult because "there is not a lot of scientific research and data on the effect of microwaves on human beings."

    The death was ruled homicide by hyperthermia, or high body temperature. The absence of external burns ruled out an open flame, scalding water or a heating pad as the cause, Betz said.

    Arnold's lawyer, Jon Paul Rion, said his client had nothing to do with her child's death and was stunned when investigators told her that a microwave might have been involved.

    "China — as a mother and a person — was horrified that such an act could occur," Rion said.

    The night before the baby was taken to the hospital, Arnold and the child's father went out for a short time and left Paris with a baby sitter, Rion said. The mother didn't sense anything out of the ordinary until the next morning, when the child was found unconscious, Rion said.

    Arnold has three other children.

    In 2000, a Virginia woman was sentenced to five years in prison for killing her month-old son in a microwave oven. Elizabeth Renee Otte claimed she had no memory of cramming her son in the microwave and turning on the appliance in 1999. Experts said that Otte suffered from epilepsy and that her seizures were followed by blackouts.


    THAT IS SAD...WHY WOULD A MOTHER DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT TO HER OWN CHILD, I TELL YOU THE WORLD IS GETTING MORE WICKED EVERYDAY
     
  2. anAfrican

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    <sigh> I saw this article somewhere (which includes China's picture) and just knew someone was gonna post it here. I was also afraid that the lawyer's report of China's statement was gonna get the same short shrift that the article gives it. smdh Seems like someone is always ready to toss up something else negative that the "massa's media" tosses up ... (message to self: "quick! more cigarettes! the heart/lungs are not hurting atm!")

    (This is not directed at you, Qatavia; just a general comment.)
     
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    I heard about this one yesterday on a cable news network but forgot which one. The heart of the mother turned against the heart of the child.

    What a tragedy.
     
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    Geez


    This is a very good reason for the death penalty. :darts: :playball: :bowl:
     
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    "...who needs enemies?"

    "Arnold's lawyer, Jon Paul Rion, said his client had nothing to do with her child's death and was stunned when investigators told her that a microwave might have been involved.

    "China — as a mother and a person — was horrified that such an act could occur," Rion said.

    The night before the baby was taken to the hospital, Arnold and the child's father went out for a short time and left Paris with a baby sitter, Rion said. The mother didn't sense anything out of the ordinary until the next morning, when the child was found unconscious, Rion said.

    Arnold has three other children."

    And, of course, everybody just knows that lawyers will say anything, right?

    It is truly rough to be an African on this planet; dissed from without and within! sheesh!
     
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