By Robert Chaiken, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
Jessica Tata, the former owner of a residential day care center in Houston, Texas, turned herself in to officials after she fled to Nigeria for her involvement in the death of 4 children while under her care. Tata’s residential day care caught fire sometime last month, killing 4 children under her care. Tata allegedly fled to Nigeria two days after the fire broke out. Charges were pressed against her the day after she fled from Texas. Tata was on the run for 20 days, during that time she was placed on the U.S. Marshal’s 15 most wanted fugitive list. She traveled with Nigerian officials to Lagos, where U.S. authorities met her. It is believed that Tata’s family played a role in her surrender. Tata faces four counts of manslaughter as well as multiple charges of injury to a child and 3 counts of abandoning a child. For more information on Tata’s surrender read Former Houston, Texas, day care operator, Jessica Tata, surrenders after fleeing to Nigeria.
Also, if you are interested in reading more facts about the home fire that killed 4 and personally injured more children under Tata’s care please read Kitchen Fire in Houston Texas Day Care Center Leads to Deaths of Three Children.