Life in prison for mom in microwave-baby case

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - September 8, 2008

Twenty-eight-year-old /*China Arnold*/ chose not to be in the courtroom for Monday's sentencing.

Arnold was convicted of aggravated murder in the 2005 death of month-old daughter /*Paris Talley*/.

She was spared the death penalty because jurors could not reach a consensus on the punishment.

It was Arnold's second trial; the first ended in a mistrial when new witnesses surfaced.

Defense attorney Jon Paul Rion has asked for a third trial, saying a former cellmate who said Arnold confessed has now changed her story.

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