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Prosecutor: Children left at day care were doomed

HOUSTON — Prosecutors asked a jury Monday to sentence a Texas woman convicted of murder after a fire at her home day care killed four children to life in prison, arguing she doomed the children she was responsible for when she left them alone to go shopping before the deadly blaze broke out.

Defense lawyers for Jessica Tata countered she was a good person who made a terrible mistake and asked jurors to not be swayed by anger.

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