Father Headed To Prison For Burning Daughter In Microwave

A jury in Galveston, Texas, has sentenced a young father to 25 years in prison for severely burning his infant daughter when he put her in a microwave and turned it on for up to 20 seconds.

Jurors deliberated for 6 1/2 hours over two days before sentencing Joshua Mauldin Wednesday. They also fined him $10,000.

The jury rejected Mauldin's claims he was insane when he stuffed his daughter Ana, then 2 months old, in the microwave and convicted him of felony injury to a child.

Prosecutors had asked for a life sentence.

Mauldin's attorney asked jurors to consider Mauldin's long history of mental illness and give him probation so he could be treated outside prison.

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