Jury selected as trial begins for dad accused of killing 11-year-old daughter

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HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A jury was selected Monday as the trial begins for the Hendersonville father accused of shooting and killing his 11-year-old daughter

Timothy Batts is charged with reckless homicide in the death of Timea Batts on Aug. 8, 2016. Timea was shot inside her home as she returned from school.

Timea Batts (Courtesy: Instagram)

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An estimated 150 potential jurors were pooled before they were narrowed down to 12 with at least two alternates.

Judge Dee Gay reportedly denied a change of venue and denied a motion for the jury to be sequestered due to pretrial publicity.

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