Reports say the woman who ran a west Houston day care that caught fire late last month and killed four children fled to Nigeria before she was charged.
The daycare operator, Jessica Tata, 22, reportedly flew to her home in Nigeria on Saturday late last month before she was ever charged with the deaths of the four children in her care.
An arrest warrant was issued on the last day of February for one count of reckless bodily injury to a child. The charge carries a sentence of two to 10 years in prison if she is convicted.
The daycare, Jackie's Child Care, was located at Crestpark at Waypark. It became the subject of intense interest after a fire broke out one afternoon last month. Tata was watching the children at the time of the fire because she was grocery shopping, reports say.
Two children made it outside the home and five more became trapped inside, with three dying in the fire and a fourth dying after hospitalization. All of victims ranged in age from 16 months to 3 years old. Two of the three surviving children are at Shriners Hospital for Children in Galveston in critical condition. The third surviving child has been released from the hospital.
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