Day-care Owner who fled after fire is brought back

A Day-care owner in Houston who fled to Nigeria after four children died in a fire was flown back to the United States Sunday, to face charges.
Jessica Tata, 22, fled Houston 2 days after the blaze at Jackie's Child Care. The cause of the fire is believed to have been a pot left unattended on the stove while Tata went shopping, according to the New York Times.
Tata is charged with 14 different counts that include manslaughter, injury to a child, and child abandonment, according to the LA Times.
Four different children died and three were wounded in the fire when Tata left the children unattended to shop at Target, which authorities proved with camera surveillance and a store receipt, according to the New York Times.
After being placed on the list of 15-most wanted fugitives, Tata was brought back from Nigeria to face the charges, according to the New York Times.

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