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HOUSTON The father of deadly daycare fire suspect Jessica Tata was sentenced Tuesday to three days in jail and a $1,500 fine for a DWI conviction.

Godrey Tata, 56, was convicted last Wednesday, five years after he was arrested and charged by Sugar Land police. Tata was arrested in December of 2006after Sugar Land police said he was swerving on Highway 6.

The case took a long time to rectify because of Godrey Tata s business trips outside the country.

Tata faced up to 180 days in jail,probation,and a fine of up to $2,000.

Tata s daughter is accused of leaving seven children unattended at a west Houston home day care facility on Feb. 24 while she went shopping.

Investigators say a pot of oil left on a stove caught fire while she was gone, and the kids were trapped inside.

Four of the children 18-month-old Elias Castillo, 3-year-old Shomari Dickerson, 20-month-old Elizabeth Kajoh and 20-month-old Kendyll Stradford died, and three others were injured.

Jessica Tata is charged with four counts of felony murder, injury to a child, child endangerment and child abandonment.

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