Tuesday, September 09, 2008
10 seconds at power level 4?
How many of you have put something in the microwave for a minute or so to heat and gone about some other business only to realize several minutes later the microwave is still running? And when you check it to see, it still has 7 minutes, 37 seconds to go! I do this occasionally, the result of inattentiveness when entering my heating time.
Sadly 28 year old China Arnold has just learned such carelessness will cause her to spend the rest of her life in prison without chance of parole.
The fact that Arnold admitted during her trial she had been drinking and arguing with her boyfriend about whether or not he was the father of her one year old daughter, Paris Talley, did little to save Arnold for the death of that daughter. You see, Paris was killed by over microwaving.
China claims she is innocent. Maybe she is. Knowing, as I suspect many of us do, how easy it is to enter a wrong time, maybe China Arnold, distracted by drinking and fighting with her boyfriend, misentered the time the time she intended to zap little Paris by punching in 20 minutes instead of 20 seconds?