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Woman charged in Texas fire returns to Houston

The owner of a Houston home day care where a fire last month killed four children has returned to Texas from Nigeria to face charges.

The owner of a Houston home day care where a fire last month killed four children has returned to Texas from Nigeria to face charges.

Jessica Tata was brought to a Houston jail early Tuesday after spending Monday in Fulton County Jail in Atlanta.

The U.S. Marshals Service says the 22-year-old day care operator arrived in the United States from Nigeria before dawn Monday. Tata was taken into custody in Atlanta, then waived extradition to Texas.

Tata surrendered Saturday to U.S. officials in Nigeria, where authorities believe she had fled two days after the Feb. 24 fire, which also injured three children. Investigators believe Tata left all seven children alone before a stove-top burner ignited the blaze.

Tata has been charged with manslaughter, injury to a child and child abandonment.

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