(CBS/AP) HOUSTON - A jury with be sequestered for the final phase of the case of a home daycare operator charged with felony murder for allegedly causing a fire that let to the deaths of four children in 2011.
Closing arguments are scheduled today in the murder trial of Jessica Tata. Testimony wrapped up last week. Prosecutors say Tata had hot oil cooking on a stove when she left the children alone to go shopping and the fire broke out.
Tata's attorneys say she didn't intend to harm the children, who who ranged in age from 16 months to 3 years old.
Tata faces four counts of felony murder and is currently on trial for one child's death. If convicted she faces up to life in prison.