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Jessica Tata

Tata arrives at prison

Jessica Tata begins serving her prison sentence after she was convicted of murder for a fatal day-care fire.

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Remaining cases against Tata dropped

A judge clears the way for Jessica Tata to begin serving her prison sentence after she was convicted of murder following a fatal day-care fire.

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Jessica Tata appeals murder conviction

Jessica Tata informs a judge that she intends to appeal her murder conviction. Extended Coverage

Tata Guilty of Murder

Jury sequestered during Jessica Tata's punishment deliberations

Jurors are sequestered for the night after they don't reach a decision in the first day of their deliberations in the punishment phase of Jessica Tata's murder trial. Extended Coverage

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Jessica Tata sentenced to 80 years

Jurors sentence Jessica Tata to 80 years in prison. The former day-care owner was found guilty of murder after a fatal fire. Extended Coverage

Tata Guilty of Murder

Tata's sister testifies in punishment phase of murder trial

The sister of a woman convicted of murder in a day care fire told a jury that Jessica Tata feels bad about what happened and never intended to permanently leave the country. Extended Coverage

Tata Guilty of Murder

Fire victim's mom testifies in Tata's punishment

The mother of the boy Jessica Tata has been convicted of killing testifies in the punishment phase of day-care owner's trial. Extended Coverage

Tata Guilty of Murder

Witnesses testify about Tata's fire history

One of several witnesses who testified about Jessica Tata's history with fire tells a jury that Tata said she didn't care if her actions kill people. Extended Coverage

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Day care fire victim saves lives through organ donation

One of the victims of a fatal day care fire has helped save several lives.

Tata Guilty of Murder

Jessica Tata found guilty in fatal day-care fire

A day-care owner is found guilty of murder after a fatal fire that left four children dead. Extended Coverage

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Judge: Receipt can be used in day care owner's trial

A judge rules that a store receipt that allegedly places a woman away from a home when her day care caught fire can be used in her trial.

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Jury picked for day care owner's trial

A jury is seated in a murder trial stemming from a fire at a Houston home day care center that left four children dead and injured three others. Extended Coverage

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Victims' mother testifies in day care owner's trial

A mother of two victims in a fire at a Houston home day care center testifies in the opening day of a trial for Jessica Tata, the day care owner.

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Jessica Tata in Target security video

Videos of Tata in stores shown in trial

Two surveillance videos are shown in court of Jessica Tata shopping the day her home day care caught fire. Video of the children was also shown to jurors -- shot by Tata hours before they died. Extended Coverage

Tata on Trial with victims

Tata sobbed as 911 call played during trial

Jessica Tata broke down in tears when her 911 call from a fatal fire at her home day care was played in court. Extended Coverage

Tata on Trial with victims

Neighbors testify in fatal day care fire trial

Several neighbors describe what Jessica Tata did during a fire at her home day care that claimed four lives. Extended Coverage

Tata on Trial with victims

Firefighters testify in Jessica Tata trial

Several firefighters who rescued children and battled flames at a day care testify in the Jessica Tata murder trial. Extended Coverage

Tata on Trial with victims

Arson investigators testify in day care murder trial

Arson investigators and a nurse testify about Jessica Tata's demeanor in a hospital hours after four children died in a fire at her home day care. Extended Coverage

Tata on Trial with victims

Stove, pan shown in day care murder trial

The stove and a frying pan where a fatal fire started were shown to the jury in the Jessica Tata murder trial. Extended Coverage

Tata on Trial with victims

Fire re-creation shown in day care murder trial

A re-creation of how cooking oil heating on a stove started a fire is shown to the jury in the Jessica Tata murder trial. Extended Coverage

Tata on Trial with victims

Prosecution rests in Tata murder trial

Jessica Tata was caring for more children than she was permitted to when her home day care caught fire, according to state officials. Extended Coverage

Tata on Trial with victims

Jury sent home in Tata murder trial

Jurors in the Jessica Tata murder trial are sent home early after the defense began presenting a witness. Extended Coverage

Tata on Trial with victims

Tata's defense: Electrical malfunction started fatal fire

The defense in the Jessica Tata murder trial claims an electrical malfunction in a kitchen appliance started the fire that killed four children. Extended Coverage

Tata on Trial with victims

Both sides rest in day care murder trial

The defense and prosecution rest their cases in the Jessica Tata murder trial. Closing arguments will be held next week. Extended Coverage

Tata on Trial with victims

Jessica Tata jury may consider lesser charges

Jurors hearing the trial of a day care owner charged with murder will be able to choose to convict her of a lesser crime once deliberations begin. Extended Coverage

Tata on Trial with victims

Jury sequestered in day care murder trial

The jury in the trial of a day-care owner charged with murder after a fatal fire is sequestered after its first day of deliberations. Extended Coverage

Tata on Trial with victims

Jury resumes deliberations in day-care murder trial

The second day of deliberations begins for a jury in the trial of a day-care owner charged with murder after a fatal fire. Extended Coverage

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Jessica Tata wants evidence found after fire tossed

The woman charged in a day care fire that killed four children goes to court to try to get some of the evidence against her thrown out

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Trial set for Houston day care owner in fatal fire

A judge has set a trial date for a woman charged with murder in the deaths of four children in a fire at her Houston home day care center last year.

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Tata Appears In Court On Theft Charge

A woman charged in the deaths of four children goes to court to enter a plea on a charge of stealing food stamps. Video: Tata Accused Of Stealing Food Stamps

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Tata Accused Of Stealing Food Stamps

A day care owner charged in the deaths of four children during a fire is now accused of stealing food stamps.

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Jessica Tata Pleads Not Guilty To Day Care Fire Charges

A day care owner is arraigned on charges in connection with a fire that killed four children, and the judge denies a request from her attorney to combine them all into one trial. Video: Judge Denies Combined Trials | Images: Victims | Images Of Fire | Complete Coverage

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Stove Maker Sues Jessica Tata

An appliance company is suing the owner of a day care that caught fire earlier this year, killing four children. The maker of the stove where the fire originated says it is not to blame, despite lawsuits filed by the families of the children. Complete Coverage

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Tata Indicted In Day Care Fire Deaths

A day care owner is indicted on four counts of felony murder in the deaths of four children who died in a fire while home alone. Video: Grand Jury Indicts | Images: Fire Victims | Images: Fire | Complete Coverage

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Judge Denies Lower Bond For Tata

The day care owner accused in the deaths of four children in a fire wants a judge to lower her bond so she can get out of jail while she awaits trial on murder charges. Video: Tata In Court | Images: Fire Victims | Images: Fire | Complete Coverage

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Gag Order Pondered For Day Care Owner Charged With 4 Fire Deaths

Harris County prosecutors ask a judge to consider imposing a gag order "on all parties" involved in the case of day care owner Jessica Tata in the fire deaths of four children, Local 2 Investigates reports. Video: Gag Order? | Images: Fire Victims | Images: Fire | Complete Coverage

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Tata Faces Murder Charges In Day Care Fire Deaths

A day care owner is charged with murder in connection with the deaths of four children in fire at a day care. Investigators say the fire broke out when she left seven children alone and went shopping. Images: Fire Victims | Images: Fire | Complete Coverage

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Tata Pleads Not Guilty In Day Care Fire

A day care owner pleads not guilty on 14 criminal charges in connection with a fire that resulted in the deaths of four children. Video: Tata In Court | Images Of Victims | Extensive Coverage

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Day Care Fire Victims' Mom Sues Tata, Texas

The mother of a boy killed and a girl injured in a day care fire while, prosecutors say, the owner was out shopping is suing the day care owner and the state of Texas. Victims' Mother Sues | Read Lawsuit | Images Of Victims | Extensive Coverage

Images: Day Care Fire Victims

Four children were killed and three others were hurt in a fire at a West Houston home day care.

Images: Day care fire

Four children die and several others are injured or burned after a west Houston day care facility catches fire.

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Tata Back In Houston, In Jail

A day care owner charged in the deaths of four children is in the Harris County Jail after spending weeks on the run abroad. Tata Held Without Bond | Images Of Victims | Extensive Coverage

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Day Care Owner Arrives In Houston

A day care owner who investigators say spent nearly a month on the run after four children were killed in a fire is back in Houston.

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Fugitive Daycare Owner Behind Bars In Nigeria

Fugitive day care owner Jessica Tata, charged in the deaths of four children in a February day care fire in Houston, is behind bars in Nigeria according to her family, KPRC Local 2 News reports. Video Complete Coverage

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Fugitive Day Care Owner In Flight For Houston

Former day care owner Jessica Tata is en route back to the U.S. Sunday evening.

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Neighbors Relieved At Fugitive Day Care Owner's Surrender

Legal questions are now being raised over day care owner's surrender.

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Houston Nigerians Host Vigil For Day Care Children

Houston's Nigerian community hosts a vigil for the children who were killed in the Feb. 24 day care fire.

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Parents Met Day Care Owner At Stores, Church

All of the parents who left their children at a day care the day it caught fire, killing four children, have nearly the same thing to say about the day care owner, Jessica Tata.

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Reward Leads To New Tips On Fugitive Day Care Owner

Federal marshals say $30,000 in reward money is leading to new tips on fugitive day care owner Jessica Tata's whereabouts, Local 2 Investigates reports. See It: Images Of Victims Watch It: Reward Leading To Tips Find It: Extensive Coverage

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Fourth Child Laid To Rest After Daycare Fire

Baby Elizabeth Kajoh's funeral was the last of the four children who died during a daycare fire in west Houston. Mourners gathered to say goodbye Saturday.

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Funerals For Day Care Fire Victims Begin

A family says goodbye to one of the four children killed in a day care fire a week ago, and the woman who was supposed to be caring for them is still on the run.

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Tata Faces New Manslaughter Charges

New charges are filed against Jessica Tata, the day care owner accused of leaving seven children alone when a fire broke out, killing four.

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2 Day Care Fire Victims Laid To Rest

Family and friends of two of the children killed in a day care fire say their final goodbyes. The day care owner, who has been charged in the deaths, remains on the run, investigators say.

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HFD Approaches Day Care Fire Victims' Families, Counsels Rescuers

A full week after the deadly day care fire, the Houston Fire Department says more than 60 paramedics and firefighters have undergone stress counseling.

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HFD Admits Mistakes In Letting Day Care Owner Get Away

Houston's fire chief admits that mistakes were likely made by his arson investigators, as Local 2 Investigates uncovered another missed opportunity to catch fugitive day care owner Jessica Tata, who is accused of leaving seven children alone when a fire broke out, killing four.

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Investigators: Day Care Owner Flees Country

The woman at the center of a day care fire that killed four children is the focus of an international manhunt.

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9 New Charges Filed Against Tata

The woman at the center of a day care fire that killed four children is facing nine new charges as she becomes the focus of an international manhunt.

Jessica Tata

Day Care Owner Flees To Nigeria

The woman who ran a west Houston day care that caught fire, killing four children, has fled to Nigeria, fire officials say. Jessica Tata is facing criminal charges.

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Fourth Child Dies After Day Care Fire

A fourth child dies after a home day care catches fire while, neighbors say, the owner was away from the home.

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Investigators Suspect Kids Left Alone At Burning Day Care

Fire investigators say the owner of a West Houston day care apparently left the kids alone before a deadly fire broke out, Local 2 Investigates reports. Watch It: Criminal Probe Launched

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Children Killed In Day Care Fire Identified

The parents of one of three children killed in a home day care fire explain their pain, and investigators work to find out why the children could not be rescued.

3 Children Die In Day Care Fire

Three children die and four others are injured when a west Houston day care facility catches fire.

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