Texas day care owner seen shopping at time of fire
POSTED: Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - 3:44pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - 3:46pm
HOUSTON (AP) - Investigators say a Houston day care operator who
left the children she was watching alone was shopping when the
deadly fire started at the facility. The blaze killed four
A probable cause affidavit made public Tuesday says surveillance
video shows 22-year-old Jessica Tata shopping at a Target store
about a mile away from the home at the time the fire began.
Investigators believe last week's fire was started by a stove
top burner that had been left on.
Tata has been charged with reckless injury to a child involving
serious bodily injury and has fled to her native Nigeria.
Authorities are working to locate her.
Two of the injured children remain hospitalized but are stable