Posted: Nov 14, 2012 11:36 AM by Associated Press
Updated: Nov 14, 2012 11:49 AM
HOUSTON (AP) - Prosecutors say a Texas woman convicted of murder in a child's fire death at a home day care has a troubled past.
They say the deadly blaze last year wasn't Jessica Tata's first time being involved in a fire. As a teen, she was convicted of at least one arson count after prosecutors say she started two bathroom fires on the same day at her suburban Houston high school.
Testimony in the punishment phase of the 24-year-old woman's trial resumed Wednesday, a day after a jury found her guilty of one count of felony murder. She faces up to life in prison.
The fire at the day care Tata ran in her Houston home killed 16-month-old Elias Castillo and three other children. Three more were seriously injured.
Do you have a tip, information about a breaking news story, or a story idea for 6 Investigates? Contact the KRIS 6 News Desk at 361-884-6666 or send us an email.
Look at photos and videos and share them!
| Desktop Weather
Current forecast, hurricane info, and much more!
|KRISTV.COM Mobile Website
Get KRISTV.com on your mobile or PDA!
|KRISTV.COM Mobile Apps
Get our mobile apps on your mobile or PDA!
See the latest winning numbers!
|6 News Team
Read about your favorite KRIS-TV personalities!
|FCC Online Public File
FCC Public File of Records, Reports, and more