July 5, 2011
A 29-year-old mother has been arrested on suspicion of burning her baby in a microwave oven, causing the infant's death, police say.
Ka Yang of Sacramento, Calif., was taken into custody Tuesday following a three-month investigation into the March 17 death of 6-week-old Mirabelle Thao-Lo.
Homicide detectives, medical experts and forensic scientists determined the baby girl suffered extensive thermal injuries resulting in her death, said Officer Laura Peck of the Sacramento Police Department
Peck said investigators found only three other reported injuries similar to the victim's -- in Ohio Texas and Virginia.
According to the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department jail website, Yang was booked on one count of murder and one count of assault leading to the death of a child under age 8. She is not eligible for bail.