Jury Selection to Begin In Timothy Batts’ Trial
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HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. – Jury selection is set to get underway Monday morning in the trial of a Hendersonville father accused of fatally shooting his daughter.
Timothy Batts allegedly shot and killed his 11-year-old daughter, Timea, in their Sumner County home in August 2016.
She had just returned home from her first day of 6th grade.
Batts told detectives he thought Timea was an intruder when she came in while he was sleeping. However, police claim they have surveillance video of Batts walking around the home with a gun before she came home.
Batts has been accused of reckless homicide and tampering with evidence in the case.
In May, Batts’ attorneys asked for a sequestered jury and a change of venue. The judge denied both requests.
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