POSTED: Monday, March 21, 2011 - 10:50am
UPDATED: Monday, March 21, 2011 - 10:53am
HOUSTON (AP) - Authorities say a woman accused in a fire at her Houston day care that killed four children has waived extradition back to Texas and is in custody in Atlanta.
Jessica Tata fled to Nigeria in the days following the Feb. 24. blaze that injured three other children. Interpol and U.S. State Department agents tracked her down in Port Harcourt, Nigeria on Saturday.
A Fulton County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Tracy Flanagan says the 22-year-old was booked into the county jail after arriving on a flight to Atlanta early Monday. Flanagan says Tata attended a court hearing where she waived extradition.
Tata is accused of leaving the children alone while she shopped at a nearby store. She faces multiple charges including manslaughter.