The prosecutors assigned to this case determined the death penalty was not an option, but most people would agree that punishment is fitting for a crime of this stature. Instead of the death sentence, Ka Yang will spend the rest of her life in prison for cooking her daughter in the microwave.
Ka Yang has a total of four children, so what would make her torture her youngest baby to death? The child died on March 17th from life threatening burns after her mother threw her in the microwave and pressed start. A medical examiner investigated the infant’s body and discovered the radiation inside the microwave fried the baby’s internal organs. Ka Yang’s lawyer tried to defend her actions by telling the judge her action’s are excusable because she suffers from severe seizures. Her seizures supposedly led her to throw her seven-week-old baby in the microwave.
The defense attorney also said Ka Yang was in a state of panic and didn’t know she was harming her child.
Ka Yang told the court she doesn’t even remember committing the crime.
Her family also told the judge when the woman has seizures she envisions bright light and forestry before they take full effect. District Attorney Chris Ore told the courtroom the woman didn’t experience a seizure when she threw her baby inside the microwave. He also said Ka Yang fabricated the story when she called 911 after she fried her daughter.
For example, when detectives first arrived to her residence she told them the baby fell on a heater while she was experiencing a seizure. Dr. Gregory Reiber said the infant endured excruciating pain while being cooked inside the microwave.
The woman allegedly did this to her infant because she didn’t want to be late for work.
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