Day care owner found guilty of murder in fire death of 4 children
POSTED: Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 1:00pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 1:04pm
NATIONAL NEWS (CNN) — A jury in Houston has found Jessica Tata guilty of murder in the deaths of four children in a fire at her home day care facility in 2011.
Tata's carelessness led to the fire and she then fled -- with seven children trapped inside the home, evidence showed. Three children were injured but survived.
CNN affiliate KTRK reports that Tata could be sentenced to up to 99 years in prison after being found guilty Tuesday.
After she fled to Nigeria last year, Tata was named one of the U.S. Marshals Service's "most wanted" fugitives. The service said it worked "with international investigative resources in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, to bring Tata to justice."