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Father kills his 11-year-old daughter because she yelled while he was asleep

By Mason White 3:45 AM August 12, 2016
Timothy and Timea Batts 

By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) A father was arrested on a charge of homicide after allegedly shooting his daughter because she yelled while he was asleep, according to police in Tennessee.

Hendersonville police said that they have arrested 29-year-old Timothy Batts, after being accused of killing his 11-year-old daughter Timea Batts.

Timothy was charged with reckless homicide, tampering with evidence, unlawful possession of a weapon and tampering with evidence.

He was booked into the Sumner County Jail, and his bail was set at $1 million. According to the criminal complaint, Timothy told police that he was sleeping when Timea came home from school.

Timothy woke up after hearing a sound and grabbed a gun from under a dresser. When his daughter screamed and scared him, he fired a shot and hit his daughter.

Timea died of a single gunshot wound.

When police first questioned Timothy, he said that Timea had come home from school and told him that she had been shot while getting off her school bus.