Jessica Tata, the former day-care owner convicted of murder after four children in her care died in a fire while she was shopping, is appealing her conviction with the use of a court-appointed attorney.
Tata was represented by Mike DeGeurin in her criminal trial and was sentenced to 80 years in prison after she was found guilty of felony murder for the death of 16-month-old Elias Castillo.
Tata still faces three additional charges of murder for the deaths of Shomari Dickerson, Elizabeth Kojah and Kendyll Stradford who all perished in the fire.
Other charges of abandoning a child and reckless injury to a child have also been filed. Prosecutors have not ruled out trying Tata on these charges despite her conviction.
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