A woman was charged Monday with murdering her newborn son by putting him in a microwave oven and turning it on.
Elizabeth R. Otte, 19, was held without bail in a psychiatric hospital.
Month-old Joseph Lewis Martinez died Thursday after he was placed in the oven at Ms. Otte's home, prosecutor C. Linwood Gregory said. He declined to say how long the baby had been exposed to the oven's radiation.
Authorities were investigating whether Ms. Otte was disoriented by an epileptic seizure when the baby died.