Batts Jury Hung On Reckless Homicide Charge

Posted at 7:54 AM, Jul 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-20 19:48:15-04

After two days of deliberations, jurors in the Timothy Batts trial could not come to a decision on the charge of reckless homicide. He was found not guilty of tampering with evidence and guilty of unlawful possession of a weapon.

The verdict was delivered around 12:30 p.m. Thursday, after around seven hours of deliberation.

The jury foreman told Judge Dee David Gay they were deadlocked on the first count of the indictment. They were unable to come to a decision of not guilty on the original charge – meaning Batts will be retried in the death of his daughter, Timea Batts.

A new trial date was expected to be decided at Batts’ sentencing hearing for the felony weapons possession charge, which carries a sentence of two to four years in prison.

Sentencing was scheduled for early September.

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