Jury convicts Ohio mom in microwave baby case

May 13, 2011 - 1:15 PM

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Jurors in an Ohio woman's third trial have found her guilty of burning her baby daughter to death in a microwave oven.

Thirty-one-year-old China Arnold was convicted of aggravated murder Friday in the death of 28-day-old Paris Talley in August 2005. Arnold could receive the death penalty.

Her first trial ended in a mistrial. She was found guilty in the second trial, but that conviction was reversed last fall. An appeals court found there was misconduct by prosecutors and that the trial court made an error by not allowing a material witness to testify in Arnold's defense.

Prosecutors have said Arnold intentionally put the baby in the microwave after a fight with her boyfriend. The defense had argued that someone else was responsible.