She returned to the U.S. on March 21, and her arraignment on the new charges was set for May 12./p>
Tata, who also charged with reckless injury to a child and abandoning a child, wasn't in court Thursday when State District Judge Marc Brown set bail at $200,000 on each of the four murder charges. She remains in the Harris County Jail./p>
According to the court complaint, Tata "committed the offense ... by using and exhibiting a deadly weapon, namely fire, and by using a deadly weapon, namely a heated stove."/p>
Tata's attorney, Mike DeGeurin of Houston, did not return calls Thursday from The Associated Press./p>
DeGeurin previously has called the fire a tragic accident and said there was more to the story, though he declined to elaborate./p>
He also has denied allegations his client fled to Nigeria to escape the charges. He said Tata, who was born in the U.S. but has Nigerian citizenship, met with a judge and two attorneys in Nigeria after she learned of the charges in Texas, and with the help of her father made arrangements to turn herself in./p>
The mother of one of the four children who died in the fire has sued Tata, accusing her of negligence.