Texas woman gets 80 years in deadly day-care fire
Left children alone to go shop; four were killed
It had been Jessica Tata’s dream to run a day care. She was soon in over her head, caring for too many kids and taking chances by leaving them alone to run errands. The young woman’s actions ultimately proved fatal: Four children died and three others were injured when a fire broke out at her home day care after she had left them alone to go shopping at a nearby Target. On Tuesday, jurors sentenced the 24-year-old woman to 80 years in prison for the death of one of the children.