About a month ago a 22 year old “woman” named Jessica Tata who ran a home daycare here in Houston had her house catch fire and burn down. In the house were seven kids that she was taking care of. Of those seven kids, four died as a result of their burns and the other three kids lived but were badly burned. Tata herself was not injured in the fire. This happened on a Thursday afternoon.
On Thursday night the news reported that Tata had left the seven kids alone in her home to go to Target to get some groceries. When Tata had returned from Target, the house was already engulfed in fire.
On Friday the arson investigators got a tip that Tata was a flight risk and was planning on leaving the country. The investigators tried to get charges brought against Tata; however the district attorney said that there was not enough evidence to have Tata arrested.
On Saturday night, Tata boarded a flight for Nigeria (she was born here but her parents were Nigerian) and disappeared.
On Sunday night charges were filed against Tata for injury to a child but then they discovered that Tata had fled the country.
This case made national headlines and pissed a lot of people off. A Local reporter even traveled to Nigeria in hopes of actually trying to find her and get her to come back. Since then, Tata was either captured or turned herself in to authorities and is currently back here in Houston awaiting trial.
Since she came back she has been charged with bunch of charges including four counts of murder, three counts of attempted murder, and a ton of other charges.
A lot of people have tried to “defend” this idiot and her actions in the media. All kinds of excuses have been made like she was young and had not grown up yet. Now there is no damn excuse you can make for a jackass who puts a pot of oil on the stove, turns it on, and leaves the home with seven young kids alone. Hell even my kids know that you don’t ever do either of those things.
Some people have even gone after the parents of the dead kids saying that they should never have allowed their kids to be left with Tata. Um newsflash assholes, Tata was licensed by the State of Texas as a home daycare operator and had been inspected. What kind of jackass blames the victims anyway? Like the parents had some prior knowledge that Tata was going to do this. Let me tell you something, when you put your kids on the school bus in the morning, you don’t think that the bus driver is going to drive over a cliff and kill the whole busload of kids do you? Exactly.
And since Tata has been in jail, it has come to light now that her juvenile record has been released that she was accused of starting two fires when she was kid. Lovely.
A lot of things about this case really piss me off.
First why the fuck didn’t the district attorney charge her ass on Friday morning with 7 counts of child endangerment and put her in jail? That would have kept her in jail long enough to sort out all of the facts and would have kept her ass from fleeing in the first place. Especially since it was already reported on Thursday that she had left the kids alone.
Second the State of Texas needs to be able to look at peoples juvenile records when they come to the State for some kind of license like this.
Third, why is it that the State of Texas requires between 20-40 hours of training for a home daycare operator but close to 500 hours of training to become a damned barber?
Fourth, what the fuck is wrong with people today? I mean seriously who in the hell leaves seven kids home alone? Damn this one really pisses me off.
It just pisses me off that this damn woman killed four kids and injured three others because she is a dumb ass. Those kids didn’t deserve this. I say they should up the charges to capital murder, try her, convict her, and then burn the bitch at the stake. Now I know this goes against the whole “cruel and unusual punishment” thing but I am pretty sure that in this case more than a few people would be willing to make an exception.