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Day care owner Jessica Tata found guilty of murder
abc ^ | 11.13.2012 | Pooja Lodhia

Posted on 11/13/2012 6:10:46 PM PST by Morgana

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- After a bit of confusion in the courtroom Tuesday morning, jurors returned the toughest verdict they could against day care owner Jessica Tata -- guilty of murder. But their work is not done. Now they must decide how long Tata should be in jail.

"We, the jury, find the defendant, Jessica Tata, guilty of murder," the jury foreman read.

Tata showed no emotion as the verdict was read.

"She's never lost sight of the real victims, the real people who we have concern for are the families that lost their children," said defense attorney Mike DeGeurin.

Tata left seven children alone in her day care and went shopping, leaving a pot of oil burning on the stove, when her home day care burned down in February 2011. Four children died in the fire and Tata was just found guilty in the death of one of them  16-month-old Elias Castillo

(Excerpt) Read more at abclocal.go.com ...


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: children; daycare; murder; tata

1 posted on 11/13/2012 6:10:51 PM PST by Morgana
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To: Morgana

what on earth is “a pot of oil on the stove”


2 posted on 11/13/2012 6:12:18 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

Frying food?


3 posted on 11/13/2012 6:15:01 PM PST by Rides_A_Red_Horse (If there is a war on women, the Kennedys are the Spec Ops troops.)
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

oh you are probably right. I don’t cook that way.


4 posted on 11/13/2012 6:16:12 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

Never mind that she was frying fat, who goes off to Target and leaves it cooking?


5 posted on 11/13/2012 6:16:39 PM PST by Morgana (Time to play cowboys and muslims.)
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To: yldstrk
Tata left a pot or a frying pan of cooking oil on a lighted burner on the stove. She may have been preparing to fry something but instead the idiot walked out and left the 7 babies in their cribs and went to the store. The grease caught fire and killed 4 babies.
6 posted on 11/13/2012 6:20:46 PM PST by Ditter
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To: Morgana

You would be surprised.

I waited in line for an hour and a half to vote last week. The guy behind me mentioned that he had been cooking soup, and figured he could just run out for a minute to vote and come back. I said, “I hope you put it in the fridge.” And he replied unconcernedly, “Oh, no, I left it cooking on low heat.”

For an hour and a half.


7 posted on 11/13/2012 6:22:06 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (The idiocracy has come home to roost. God help us.)
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To: Morgana
Jessica Tata

Nomen esr Omen

8 posted on 11/13/2012 6:25:06 PM PST by mikrofon (The social "Safety Net" has become a Hammock.)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Hope the Big Mac & Fries he had for dinner instead, were good. LOL.


9 posted on 11/13/2012 6:26:18 PM PST by carriage_hill (America - a great idea while it lasted.)
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To: Morgana

>>The punishment phase got underway with very dramatic testimony, involving Tata’s childhood. The assistant principal from her high school testified that she was expelled from high school for setting two fires on the school campus. He described her on the stand as “evil.”<<

Res ipsa loquater.


10 posted on 11/13/2012 6:32:44 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Here comes bama claus here comes bama claus left down bama claus lane!)
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To: carriage_hill

LOL, he better be thankful if he was able to eat them in a standing house instead of a smoldering heap.


11 posted on 11/14/2012 7:55:54 AM PST by CatherineofAragon (The idiocracy has come home to roost. God help us.)
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To: Morgana
Murder?

Better educate the public about the criminal risks associated with deep frying.

12 posted on 11/14/2012 8:00:14 AM PST by Cboldt
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