SACRAMENTO(AP) — The attorney representing a woman accused of fatally microwaving her 6-week-old daughter says she needs more information about the woman’s mental health before she can enter a plea on her behalf.
Linda Parisi says the psychological health of her client, Ka Yang, may have affected her actions.
The Sacramento County District Attorney’s office agreed during a brief court hearing Friday to give Parisi until Sept. 29 to gather more evidence.
Yang, a 29-year-old mother of four, is charged with murder with special circumstances in the death of her daughter, Mirabelle, in March. She was arrested in June after authorities discovered her baby died of “extensive thermal injuries.”
Prosecutors have not said if they will seek the death penalty.
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