It was first believed that 11-year-old, Timea Batts, had finished her first day at Knox Doss Middle School in Hendersonville, Tennessee, when she was shot and had to walk home to tell her father. However, her father, Timothy Batts, recently admitted that
The affidavit said ‘the defendant came to the police department later and stated he wanted to tell the truth about what happened, and admitted the story he previously told was not the truth.’ Sergeant Jim Vaughn with Hendersonville police stated that ‘the child came home from school. He was at the home and he shot the child.’ He explained ‘there was no evidence that was his plan. It wasn’t premeditated.’ Regardless, Timothy now faces charges of reckless homicide, tampering with evidence, false reporting and possessing a firearm as a felon.
He was booked into the Sumner County Jail on $1 million bond and has a court date in Sumner County General Session Court on August 24, 2016. Batts was already wanted by Metro Police on charges of attempted homicide involving a car-to-car shooting back in 2012.