4

Jessica Tata, Owner of Daycare Where Four Kids Died, Escapes to Nigeria

^
Keep Houston Press Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Houston and help keep the future of Houston Press free.

The Houston Fire Department says the owner of the daycare where last week's heartbreaking fire killed four kids has escaped the country.

Jessica Tata, 22, is in Nigeria, HFD tells the Houston Chronicle.

Tata has been charged with reckless injury to a child involving serious bodily injury, but more charges can be added.

Investigators say Tata left the daycare while there was a pot containing oil being heated on an electric stove which, really, is the height of either stupidity or neglect.

HFD says they will seek assistance getting her back from Nigeria.

Keep the Houston Press Free... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Houston with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.

 

Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.