California mother arrested for killing baby in microwave

June 22nd, 2011 by | Permalink

Mother, Ka Yung, arrested for allegedly microwaving her newborn to death. Mugshot via Sacramento Police.

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (BNO NEWS) — A Sacramento woman was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly killing her six-week-old daughter in a microwave oven in March, police said on Wednesday.

The Sacramento Bee reported that 29-year-old Ka Yang was arrested at her home and charged with homicide after a three-month investigation. The infant, Mirabelle Thao-Lo, was found dead on the afternoon of March 17 showing unusual fourth-degree burns.

“The child was apparently killed by the burning of the tissue,” coroner’s spokesman Ed Smith told the newspaper. “I don’t know if they can say how long baby was in the microwave.”

Sacramento police spokeswoman Laura Peck said detectives consulted with medical experts and studied three previous cases involving a child being burned in a microwave before making the arrest.

“It was a lengthy investigation to determine how these burns occurred,” Peck said, as cited by the newspaper. “When the officers arrived on scene they immediately saw there were unexplained injuries because of the burns. That led to this very lengthy, involved investigation to determine how these unusual and rare injuries occurred.”

The mother remained under suspicion while detectives studied previous cases in Texas, Virginia and Ohio. The Texas case involved a Galveston child who survived being placed inside a microwave, while the death of a 1-month-old Virginia baby in 1999 resulted in a five-year sentence for the mother. A third case in Dayton, Ohio, involved the 2005 death of a 4-week-old baby and resulted in a guilty verdict and life sentence last month for the baby’s mother.

According to police, Yang has three other children, all under age 7, who were removed from the home the day the baby was found dead.

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  • Cindy

    She should have done it in Florida…we, apparently, let moms do stuff like that here.

  • amy

    I am a mother myself and I will do anything to protect my son and make sure he’s happy and safe. i just cannot believe these mothers who killed their own children. I want to take a moment to pray for these children and hope that they are in a better home in heaven… Amen.

  • I-RIGHT-I

    I’d like to take a moment and hope (not pray) that some big black thug slowly strangles her in jail before the taxpayers have to foot the bill for a trial.

  • Jess

    Seriously Cindy, she should have done it in Florida. How disgusting. What kind of mother not only murders but TORTURES her child. What a monster. I hope she ROTS.

  • iain

    siko hope u rot in hell

  • Janny.D

    You are a sick bitch and i hope you burn in hell

  • Jolie

    Is it possible that this woman was suffering from the serious mental illness postpartum depression at the time?

  • Jolie

    From an August 4, 2011, AP news article “Lawyers seek more evidence in Northern California microwave baby death”

    QUOTE

    Investigators say Yang told them she had been working on a computer when she blacked out with Mirabelle in her arms. She said she woke up on the ground to find Mirabelle injured next to a space heater, according to an arrest affidavit from Sacramento police Detective Thomas Shrum.

    The infant’s clothing and hair were not singed. According to the affidavit, Yang told them she might have a split personality when detectives asked about inconsistencies in her story.

    She has a history of seizures, but paramedics said she did not appear to be disoriented when they arrived at her house, according to the affidavit.

    Her attorney, Linda Parisi, has said her client might have psychological problems.

    END QUOTE

  • http://chachi.com this bitxh is freaking stupid

    WHAT THE F… SHE DESERVES TO LIVE ETERNAL LIFE IN GODDAMN HELL.
    F******* BITCH
    AHHHH I CANT EVEN STOP BITCHING ABOUT HER CUZ SHES SO DAMN STUPID. USUALLY I NEVER SWEAR BUT THIS, OH THIS GOT ME FURIOUS. SHE DESERVES TO BE MICROWAVED IN THE MICROWAVE OF HELLL. HAHAH THAT WAS WEIRD BUT ANYWAYS **** HER

  • SPECIAL K

    DEATH PENALTY! STRAP HER ASS TO A POLE AND BURN HER ALIVE VERY SLOWLY SO SHE CAN BE IN AGONY TILL HER LAST BREATH JUST LIKE WHAT SHE DID TO THAT POOR LITTLE SOUL WHO IS IN HEAVEN NOW AWAY FROM THIS MONSTER!!!

  • MissyPur

    WOW! A microwave is made for cooking food not cooking babies! What the heck is wrong with people! They should tie her tubes so she will NEVER have a child again, and she should also spend her life in jail! I prefer the death sentance, but some places don’t do that much anymore. This is a horrible story, makes me sick!

  • http://www.imperfectparent.com/topics/2011/06/22/california-mother-arrested-for-killing-baby-in-microwave/ Horrible people shouldnt be able to have kids

    What is wrong with some people, LITERALLY!! Dont have a baby if you cant care or even want them, or at least give it up to someone who will cherish and care for them, they dont deserve to be tortured like that, innocent souls in a monsters hand, they didnt ask for that when they came into the world..I’m a mother and i just cant imagine the pain that soul must of endured. May she rest in peace and be safe where she may be..!!!I dont understand either how lawyers ..as their job can still go through some of this stuff…even sometimes when people dont have split but use that excuse anyways.!!..there sometimes there is just no real justice in this world!!

  • Leasha

    Jollie, if this woman has anything besides a sociopathic personality, it’s postpartum PSYCHOSIS, not postpartum depression. PPD makes a mother depressed and tired while PPP makes a mother have severe mental problems and homicidal tendencies with the baby. I have PPD and killing my own son has never crossed my mind. Many women have PPD, it is not something that leads to the murder of a child. This woman is responsible for OTHER deaths of babies! She is a murderer, plain and simple. She has no mental illness but I’m sure her and her lawyers will try their best to convince a jury of it so she gets off easy.

  • Yvette

    This story really pissed me the f—-k off. How the hell can you microwave your own baby? This b—- needs to be placed in an oven and baked to death. As a mother of four beautiful daughters myself, I am heartbroken to know this little, precious angel had to suffer tremendously as she slowly burned to death. My girls are all big now but when they were smaller and I needed a break (I admit, sometimes it got hard but I never thought of killing them!) I used my resources to get a break. For example, my loving mom would watch them for me (they loved being with Grandma; she would spoil them rotten and then send them back! LOL) or here is one of my all time favorites that I recommend if you can afford it: About once every 6 months, I would go to an inexpensive hotel like our local Holiday Inn and spend the night by myself. I packed my favorite magazines and bubble bath. No hanky panky going on; just a luxurious night alone to regroup and recharge. My husband knew which hotel I was at and had the room number. He had our girls for that evening; they were daddy’s girls anyway and they still are! When I got back home the next afternoon, I was as recharged and refreshed as I could be as if I had gone on a cruise for a week. We did this when the girls were very small, like between the ages of 1 and 9. I used my Triple A (auto club card) or specials to get a good discount on the hotel and I never paid over $45 a night. Now, my baby girl is 22 and I am enjoying my grandchildren. (When the hotel was not an option, my girlfriends and I traded “free days”. You keep the kids for 2 or 3 hours this Saturday and I will return the favor next Saturday. Go and get your nails done or go to a movie or go back home and sleep! No microwave ever needed in my life except for warming up food. Let that b— burn in hell because there is no excuse for what she did.

  • http://www.imperfectparent.com/topics/2011/06/22/california-mother-arrested-for-killing-baby-in-microwave/ calm down people!

    yes, murder is a serious crime, and yes it is a child that was killed, but seriously? you don’t have to put caps lock on everything you say, and also, you shouldn’t go around assuming that the “child murderer” is evil, and that the baby was a “little, precious angel”. there are reasons for most things. and before people start complaining about ME, i’d just like to say, and this is the truth, that i’m a 13 year old girl, and i’m an athiest, so if you start spouting off about how i’m evil, think about your prejudiced actions first. don’t judge someone because of their religion, like many americans do (i’ve heard 70% of americans are strong christians). or their race. like some people have already said, she could have a mental problem? is there something wrong with a disability? because if that is the case then my brother should burn in hell, shouldn’t he? and why do you censor swear words? are you scared that god will punish you? because i don’t care about what god says. i’ve already stated i’m an athiest.

  • simone

    place the bitch in a large microwave herself and kill her

  • hansy

    Who is getting this woman pregnant. She is so ugly, how does he look at her?!

  • Ashley

    This makes me afraid to be a paramedic.

  • http://imperfectparent.com andy

    u sick twisted mf words cant describe how fuked up u are she shud have needles poked in her eyes and pull up her finger nails and blow torch her toes lol

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2PRSGBWOHRDV7IVO2H4LLV5SGA maljazur

    I understand what you are trying to say, but if you go back and read your comments, you will find MANY resources you had that may not be available to all mothers in distress:1) mental stability; you had the presence of mind to plan for and through stressful moments; women with mental illness may not enjoy what you take for granted
    2) a husband; apparently an understanding one with whom you communicated and shared parenting responsibilities; single, divorcd, abandoned, widowed, teen mothers may not enjoy what you take for granted
    3) a mother; even with a loving and doting mother you found yourself overwhelmed at times; imagine those whose mother is not around.
    4) girlfriends- priceless resource! believe it or not, every newborn doesn’t come with a set of loving friends5) $50- You’d be surprised how many of your neighbors would be hard pressed to afford $50 for a “night out” every now and then

    SO, while you say there’s “no excused” and you find yourself “pissed off”,  just realize that the chances are really good that the woman in this story has a reality that looks a little different from yours…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Karyssa-Lanham/100000817725964 Karyssa Lanham

    You’re an idiot. No one cares your an atheist. And the baby was a “precious little angel”. The baby was SIX weeks old. Can a six week old baby be evil? An innocent baby is dead, and died a very painful death, of course people are going to feel strongley about it. And people probably censor their words because it is polite, moron.

  • sweet_cookie97

    WTF?! Have you gone mad!? imagine a baby at 6 weeks old crying its lungs out while being burned in a f***ing(censored because its polite you dimwit) Microwave! so what if she may be mental or not, a murder is a murder and NO hhuman being who hasn’t even seen life properly would deserve this…

    You need to calm down and think about it… so what if i believe in god…Living is scarier then death but this kind of death is unacceptable. 
    13? no wonder you don’t know much :/ 

 
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