Talley lived for only about a month before a fight her mother had with
her boyfriend, Terrell Talley, over if he was the biological father of
her or not, lead China Arnold to put her baby into the microwave and
cook her to death. Of course since China claims to have been drunk at
the time, that makes it okay, right?
live with her mother, father and siblings at the time of her
death. With her death being ruled a homicide caused by hypothermia, or
in this case, a high body temperature, no outside marks on her body
ruled out things such as open flame, scalding or a heating pad. Having
taken her daughter to the hospital, China was under suspicion when the
baby died the next day due to her injuries. China was originally
arrested and then later let go due to lack of evidence. China denied
over and over that she had hurt Paris in any way.
would get three trials for what she did to Paris. The first would
end in a mistrial. The second trial would provide a conviction and
China Arnold being sentenced to life in prison for killer her 28 day
old daughter. However, that ruling would be over turned by the 2nd
District Ohio Court Of Appeals in Dayton who ruled that China should go
free. Apparently, the ruling was overturned due to allegations
of Prosecution misconduct including claims that they hid witnesses,
ignored court orders and subverted the judicial process resulted in a
one point, another child was blamed for placing the baby into the
microwave. It was later proven that the boy who
had been accused wasn't even there the night that China got drunk
and put Paris into the microwave, turned
it on and cooked her baby to death.
was expected to be granted a third trial and in May of 2011, once
again, China was sentenced to life in
without parole. A jury took about six hours to deliberate and
came back with the guilty verdict. Earlier
same week, China had been undergoing mental evaluations. Two
Psychologist testified at the trial that China
not suffering from any form of mental illness. DISGUSTINGLY,
China's defense said that she had been so
at the time that she should not be convicted. Of course people
who supported China claimed that her case
a result of racism and her lawyer, Jon Paul Rion, claims there are
witnesses who know she is innocent.
was buried in the West Memory Graden cemetery in the baby section.
Today is June 16, 2014 and while searching for updates for Paris, I
found the following information:
In September of 2013 it ws reported that after the first trial ended
with a mistrial in February of 2008, then in a second trial in
September of 2008, she was found guilty, though the conviction was
reversed after an appeal found that there were mistakes in the trial.
In May of 2011, China Arnold was convicted of aggravate murder and
sentenced to life in prison.
In her 2008 trial, China was quoted as having said:
"I killed my baby. I
wrapped her up. Put her in the microwave. I turned
the microwave on and
I went outside. She
right right in"
China wanted a
September 18, 2103
DAYTON, Ohio - An attorney for China Arnold, an Ohio mother serving a
life sentence for murdering her 28-day-old-daughter by placing her in
the microwave and "cooking" her in August 2005, argued Tuesday for a
new trial, which would be her fourth in the case, reports CBS
attorney Christopher Thompson argued in Ohio's Second District Court of
Appeals that there were five errors made in Arnold's latest trial and
that she should get another trial without death penalty specifications.
33, was already tried three times, with the death penalty a possibility
each time, in the murder of her daughter, Paris Talley. Her first trial
in February 2008 ended in a mistrial and her second trial ended in
September 2008 when she was found guilty but the jury could not decide
on the death penalty. Montgomery County Common Pleas Judge Mary Wiseman
imposed a sentence of life in prison, but that decision ultimately was
overturned on appeal in November 2010.
third trial ended in May 2011 when she was sentenced to life in prison
without the possibility of parole after a jury did not vote for the
In December of 2013, Ohio's Second District Court Of Appeals rejected
the appeal. Judge Jeffrey M. Welbaum is the judge who wrote the
decision after he, Judge Michael T. Hall and Judge Mike Fain all ruled
against each of the five arguments that had been filed in the appeal:
"This defendant was
found guilty by 24 jurors during two separate jury trials. We are
with today's decision
affirming this defendants conviction and hope this will bring some
to this tragic case in
which a 28 day old baby girl was murdered in a microwave oven"
Mat Heck Jr. -
A summary said: The trial court did
not abuse its discretion in refusing in to instruct the jury on
Reckless Homicide, because the evidence presented at trial would not
reasonably support both an acquitting of Aggravated Murder and a
conviction upon the lesser included offense of Reckless Homicide.
Death Occurred in the state of Ohio
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