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Houston day care fire trial to soon reach jury



Published: Mon, November 12, 2012 @ 10:00 a.m.

Houston day care fire trial to soon reach jury

HOUSTON (AP) — A jury in Houston will soon consider the fate of a woman charged with murder after four children died in a fire at her home day care in February 2011.

Closing arguments are scheduled today in the trial of Jessica Tata, who is charged in the death of toddler Elias Castillo. Testimony wrapped up Thursday. Tata did not take the stand.

Prosecutors say Tata left the children home alone and with oil cooking on a stove burner while she went out to the store. Three children were hurt in the blaze.

Defense attorneys produced expert witnesses to testify that the fire may have been sparked by faulty kitchen equipment.

Tata is charged with four counts of felony murder.


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