August 30, 2005
28-day-old Paris Talley is murdered by her mother
Paris’ mother, China Arnold, allegedly put the infant into a microwave following an argument over Paris’ paternity between Arnold and Paris’ father Tarrell Talley. Investigators believed Paris was in the microwave for at least 2 minutes. Arnold took Paris to the hospital the next day where she died when her internal temperature became critical.
Arnold was arrested but released due to lack of evidence. She was re-arrested and charged with murder, but her first trial ended in a mistrial. She was retried, convicted of aggravated murder in 2011, and sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Horrific history from today:
1936: Elderly woman murdered by teen (2017)
1989: FLW: Wrongfully executed? (2017)
2000: Man executed for murder of 3 during a robbery gone wrong (2018)
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