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Guilty verdict in Texas day-care death

HOUSTON — A Texas woman was convicted of murder Tuesday in the death of one of four children who died in a fire at her home day care after she left them alone with hot oil on the stove while she shopped at Target.

Neighbors said they could hear children crying inside the burning Houston home but could not reach them. The fire killed 16-month-old Elias Castillo and three other children. Three more were seriously injured.

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