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Fleeing day care owner surrenders, charged with federal crime

Posted on March 23rd, 2011 No Comments

The owner of a day care center in Houston that caught fire recently turned herself into police after fleeing to Nigeria.  Four children were killed in the tragic fire and the day care owner, 22-year old Jessica Tata, fled the country immediately after.

Houston police were able to determine that Tata had been at a nearby Target, leaving the day care unattended, when the fire broke out after watching store surveillance videos.

Reports indicate that Tata surrendered to police in Nigeria this past Saturday.  In addition to charges of manslaughter, Tata is facing a federal criminal charge of unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.