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Mother accused of murder in baby's microwave death


SACRAMENTO, CA - A 29-year-old Sacramento woman has been arrested on suspicion of burning her baby in a microwave oven, causing the infant's death, police say.

Ka Yang was taken into custody Tuesday following a three-month investigation into March 17th death of 6-week-old Mirabelle Thao-Lo.

Officer Laura Peck with the Sacramento Police Department said homicide detectives, medical experts and forensic scientists determined the baby girl suffered extensive thermal injuries resulting in her death.

Peck said investigators found only three other reported injuries similar to the victim's in Texas, Ohio and Virginia.

Yang was apprehended at her residence on the 800 block of Rood Avenue, Peck said.

"We thought it was an accident," neighbor Derrick Waddell said. "We thought they dropped their baby, and we just heard she put her baby in the microwave. It's something

Added: Jun-22-2011 Occurred On: Jun-21-2011
By: Zipper10
Regional News
Tags: Baby, mother, burned, microwave, death
Location: Sacramento, California, United States (load item map)
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