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Timothy Batts Gets 4-Year Sentence In Daughter's Shooting Death

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Posted at 11:49 AM, Sep 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-01 15:20:47-04

Timothy Batts, the Hendersonville father who fatally shot his daughter inside their home, has been sentenced to 4 years in prison.

Batts was sentenced Friday in a Sumner County courtroom after a plea deal was reached.

Officials confirmed both counts for Batts were set for 30 percent, meaning he will be eligible for parole after serving around 14 months.

Back in July, jurors could not come to a decision after two days of deliberations on the charge of reckless homicide.

Batts was found not guilty of tampering with evidence and guilty of unlawful possession of a weapon. He was facing two to four years for unlawful possession of a weapon.

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