I know I am a little late in bringing this up, as the woman inquestion has served pretty much her whole sentence by now, but I am very concerned about the quoted prosector’s statements regarding the mother’s seizure state. He seems to infer that the mother was claiming that she was having a seizure when she put the baby in the microwave…of course that could not be the case, at least with grand mal seizures. However, sufferers from seizures that involve a god part of the central nervous system experience what is called a “post-ictal” state after they seize, during which they are quite confused but able to act to varying degrees. It is a form of delirium, and one could be quite capable of mistaking a baby for something else and microwaving it in such a circumstance, with no malice or understanding. The prosecutor’s remarks about the buttons being complicated are ludicrous. Perhaps he finds microwaves to be hard to use, but may have quick-start buttons and so forth, and in any case, a post ictal individual could cetainly carry out the near-automatic function of starting a microwave, especially if one is not picky about what settings and for how long.
I know this comment is too late to be of any use at all, and in addition that you have no authority over prosecutors (though we all wish you did). Also I don’t know the whole story and all the details. If they are as they sound, though, it may be that a woman suffering from a debilitating illness/disorder not only suffered the tragedy of killing her own child by accident, but the the horror of being prosecuted as a murderer, having to plea-bargain down to manslaughter. I hope at least that the prosector might find these facts a bit to his chagrin.