Trial to begin for father of microwaved baby

March 12, 2008 10:52:57 AM PDT
A Galveston County jury could be seated today for the trial of the man who claims God told him to put his daughter in a microwave oven. Joshua Mauldin, 20, has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. Prosecutors say he punched his four-month-old girl at a Galveston hotel last May, and then put her in a microwave and turned it on.

The girl lost her left ear and is recovering from third-degree burns. She now lives with relatives.

Her father faces from 5 to 99 years if convicted.

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