Life in prison for Ohio mom in microwave-baby case

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- A woman in Dayton, Ohio, has been sentenced to life in prison without a chance of parole for killing her baby daughter in a microwave oven.

Twenty-eight-year-old China Arnold chose not to be in the courtroom for Monday's sentencing.

Arnold was convicted of aggravated murder in the 2005 death of month-old daughter Paris Talley.

She was spared the death penalty because jurors could not reach a consensus on the punishment.

It was Arnold's second trial; the first ended in a mistrial when new witnesses surfaced.

Defense attorney Jon Paul Rion (RY'-uhn) has asked for a third trial, saying a former cellmate who said Arnold confessed has now changed her story.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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