Father accused of shooting daughter released on bond

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A Tennessee man accused of fatally shooting his 11-year-old daughter in a suburb north of Nashville has been released on bond.

News outlets report 29-year-old Timothy Batts’ bond was lowered Friday from $1 million to $500,000. He posted bond that night.

Batts was arrested last week on reckless homicide, tampering with evidence, false reporting and other charges in connection with the shooting death of Timea Lashay Batts.

Police say Timothy Batts told detectives that he shot his daughter thinking she was an intruder after she came home from school.

He originally told police that his daughter had told him she had been shot after school. She later died at the hospital.

Since Timea Batts’ death, her family has been asking for her father’s release, saying the shooting was an accident.