Mother jailed for life for putting newborn in microwave

A MOTHER will spend up to 26 years behind bars for killing her new born baby.

Ka Yang, who has three other children, has been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of first-degree murder after putting her one-month-old in a microwave for up to 5 minutes.

Baby Mirabelle Thao-Lo died from fatal thermal injuries in 2011.


Yang’s lawyer had argued the California woman had an epileptic seizure and didn’t know what she was doing.

At the time, Yang, 34, told investigators she blacked out and awoke to find the baby injured next to a space heater. They later found the baby’s dummy in the microwave.