Houston Day Care Fire Trial Begins

A woman who operated a Houston day care center stands trial today over allegations she left the children alone at the day care center when a fire broke out.  Four young children were killed and three were injured in the day care fire.

The first stage in the criminal trial, jury selection began today in Houston.  Defense lawyers and prosecutors are questioning a panel of more than a hundred and twenty potential jurors to determine who the members of the jury will be rehear the case.  Jury selection is an important part in the trial process and may well be the most important part. Selecting jurors who can be impartial is a lengthy process in a case such as this and with the previous media attention with the case, not an easy task for the attorneys.

The criminal trial is expected to last at least a month and is being conducted in State District Judge Marc Brown’s 180th Criminal Court.

The children in the daycare reportedly ranged in age from one to three years old at the time of the fire.  Some of the surviving children received very substantial burns that will be with them for the remainder of their lives.

This has been a terrible and tragic loss for the Houston community and one where closure for the families will not be easy.  The case has been highly publicized in the media since the fire broke out.  We will endeavor to keep up-to-date on the events in the day care trial.

Greg Baumgartner is a Houston day care accident lawyer and the founder of  the Baumgartner Law Firm which is dedicated to helping injury victims seek civil justice.  For a free, no obligation consultation with a personal injury lawyer  in Houston call Greg Baumgartner at 281-587-1111.

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