The attorney representing a Northern California woman accused of killing her 6-week-old daughter in a microwave oven says she needs more information about the woman's mental health before she can enter a plea on her behalf.
Linda Parisi (par-EE'-see) 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 March death of her daughter Mirabelle. She was arrested in June after authorities discovered her baby died of "extensive thermal injuries" in the family's Sacramento home.
Authorities say the girl was burned from head-to-toe but her pajamas and hair were not singed. A pacifier was found in the microwave.
Prosecutors haven't said if they'll seek the death penalty.