More charges to be filed in deadly day care fire

More charges to be filed in deadly day care fire
Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - 10:21pm

HOUSTON (AP) - Prosecutors say they plan to file nine more
charges against a Houston day care operator who left the children
she was watching alone when a deadly fire started at the facility.
The blaze killed four children.

Twenty-two-year-old Jessica Tata already has been charged with
reckless injury to a child.

Harris County District Attorney Pat Lykos said Tuesday that her
office plans to file six more similar charges along with three
other charges of child endangerment.

A probable cause affidavit made public Tuesday says surveillance
video shows Tata was shopping at a store near the facility when the
fire began.

Investigators believe last week's fire was started by a stove
top burner that had been left on.

Authorities say Tata has fled to Nigeria and they are working to
locate her.


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