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China Arnold Murdered Her Child In A Microwave

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China Arnold is a woman from Ohio who was convicted of the murder of her 28 day old baby Paris but it is the way the infant was killed which makes people remember this case. According to court documents China Arnold was living with her boyfriend when an argument broke out over who actually was the father of Paris. China Arnold would react by placing the twenty eight day old baby into a microwave and turning it on for at least two to three minutes. Paris would have no external injuries however her inner organs were damaged by the high heat causing her death. China Arnold would claim that she was not the one who put Paris into a microwave however after three trials she would be convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison

China Arnold 2022 Information

Number W072999

DOB 03/29/1980

Gender Female

Race Black

Admission Date 09/11/2008

Institution Dayton Correctional Institution


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An attorney for China Arnold, an Ohio mother serving a life sentence for murdering her 28-day-old-daughter by placing her in the microwave and “cooking” her in August 2005, argued Tuesday for a new trial, which would be her fourth in the case, reports CBS affiliate WHIO.

Defense attorney Christopher Thompson argued in Ohio’s Second District Court of Appeals that there were five errors made in Arnold’s latest trial and that she should get another trial without death penalty specifications.

Arnold, 33, was already tried three times, with the death penalty a possibility each time, in the murder of her daughter, Paris Talley. Her first trial in February 2008 ended in a mistrial and her second trial ended in September 2008 when she was found guilty but the jury could not decide on the death penalty. Montgomery County Common Pleas Judge Mary Wiseman imposed a sentence of life in prison, but that decision ultimately was overturned on appeal in November 2010.

Arnold’s third trial ended in May 2011 when she was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole after a jury did not vote for the death penalty.

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