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More charges to be filed in deadly day care fire

More charges to be filed in deadly day care fire

Prosecutors say they plan to file nine more charges against a Nigerian 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. Authorities say Tata has fled to Nigeria and they are working to locate her.
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.


Updated : 2021-10-21 09:52 GMT+08:00