Supreme Court declines appeal by mom convicted of burning baby girl to death in microwave


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DAYTON, Ohio — The Supreme Court won't hear an Ohio woman's appeal of her aggravated murder conviction for burning her baby daughter to death in a microwave oven.

Thirty-four-year-old China Arnold of Dayton was found guilty in 2008 for the 2005 death of 28-day-old Paris Talley after an initial mistrial. Her conviction was overturned in 2010 by the Second District Court of Appeals, but was affirmed again in 2013.

Arnold's attorney said previously that her legal team would not give up until Arnold was released.

The Ohio Supreme Court declined earlier this year to hear Arnold's appeal.

In a statement Monday, Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck Jr. said the Supreme Court's decision to reject Arnold's appeal brings "some closure to the surviving family and justice for the infant."

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