- Category: World News
- Published Saturday, December 19, 2015
- CTV News
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A 34-year-old mother has been sentenced to life in prison in the microwave oven death of her 1-month-old daughter.
A California judge imposed the 26-years-to-life sentence Friday on Ka Yang.
She was convicted of first-degree murder and assault for putting Mirabelle Thao-Lo in the microwave for up to five minutes in 2011. Prosecutors say the child had fatal thermal injuries.
Investigators found the infant's pacifier in the microwave at their Sacramento-area home.
Yang's attorney says her client had an epileptic seizure and didn't know what she was doing.
She has a history of seizures, but paramedics say she wasn't disoriented when they arrived.