Mother charged with murder after cooking baby in microwave

WARNING – Readers may find details in this story confronting.

A woman has been found guilty of murdering her two-month old daughter.SACRAMENTO-MOTHER

Ka Yang from California was convicted of first-degree murder and assault on a child after she ‘cooked’ her baby to death in a microwave for as long as five minutes in 2011.


The 34-year-old originally told police that she was holding her daughter when she lost consciousness and woke up on the ground only to find her daughter next to a space heater.

However, detectives noticed inconsistencies in her story and Yang later admitted that she had lied.

The baby girl was found with burns to 60 percent of her body, including radiation burns on her internal organs.

Yang faces 26 years to life in prison and will be sentenced in December.