Ka Yang, 34, put her infant Mirabelle Thao-Lo in the microwave for nearly five minutes back in March 2011 and was convicted of both first-degree murder and assault,according to KCRA-TV.
She pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Mirabelle suffered burns to 80% of her body — some deep enough to damage her internal organs, KOVR-TV reported. She was discovered burned from head-to-toe, but her hair and clothes were not singed.
“It was probably the worst case I’ve ever seen,” Sacramento County coroner’s office told the Sacramento Bee.