610SPOR2 35h_CBSSportsRad_Houston

News

Jury To Be Chosen In Fatal Texas Day Care Fire

View Comments
(credit: Getty Images)

(credit: Getty Images)

Featured Items

77820352_810 Reasons The LLWS Needs To Go Away

Small-WttJJ Watt Talks Contract & Quips "Commercials Only Pay So Much"

77820352_8Meet The 6-10s

136535896 Jury To Be Chosen In Fatal Texas Day Care Fire WATCH: Texans Cheerleaders Take Ice Bucket Challenge

From Our CBS Music Sites

77820352_8Watch: Texans Cheerleaders Spoof Arian Foster

77820352_8Watch: JJ Watt’s NEW Fantasy Football Commercial

77820352_8PHOTOS: Maxim's List Of The 50 Hottest Celebs

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

HOUSTON (AP) — Attorneys are preparing for a murder trial stemming from a fire at a Houston home day care center that left four children dead and injured three others.

Jury selection in the felony murder trial of Jessica Tata in the death of one of the children is set for Tuesday in Houston. Opening statements could begin Wednesday.

Tata faces up to life in prison if convicted.

Prosecutors say the 24-year-old left the children alone while she went to a nearby store. She left oil in a frying pan over a stove top burner that ignited the blaze while she was at the store.

Tata’s attorneys say the murder charge is excessive because she never intended to harm the children.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 24,843 other followers