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Conviction upheld for baby in microwave

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman found guilty of burning her baby daughter to death in a microwave oven has lost an appeal of her conviction.

Ohio's 2nd District Court of Appeals on Friday affirmed the May 2011 conviction of 33-year-old China Arnold.

A Montgomery County jury convicted her of murdering her 28-day-old daughter, Paris Talley, by putting her in a microwave in 2005. Arnold was sentenced to life in prison.

It was Arnold's third trial. The first one ended in a mistrial. She was found guilty in the second, but the 2nd District Court of Appeals reversed it.

Prosecutors have said Arnold intentionally put the baby in the microwave and turned it on after a fight with her boyfriend.

The defense had argued that someone else was responsible.

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