Timea Batts’ Father Says He “Accidentally” Shot Her
Timothy Batts claims he accidentally shot his 11-year-old daughter, Timea Batts, when she startled him in his sleep.
Batts told police he was asleep when Timea came home from her first day of school.
A noise in the house woke him up and he retrieved his gun from underneath his dresser. He says when Timea yelled she scared him and he fired the shot that struck her.
After the shooting, Timothy Batts removed the gun from the house and told police Timea was shot when she got off of the school bus. He admits he lied and says the gun is “now in Nashville.”
Batts is facing charges of reckless homicide, tampering with evidence, and unlawful possession of a weapon. He is being held on $1 million bond at the Sumner County Jail.
This is heartbreaking on so many levels.