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Jury selection scheduled to begin for Timothy Batts trial

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Timothy Batts is accused of killing his 11-year-old daughter. (Source: Sumner County Sheriff's Office) Timothy Batts is accused of killing his 11-year-old daughter. (Source: Sumner County Sheriff's Office)
HENDERSONVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

A jury has been selected in the murder trial of a man accused of shooting and killing his 11-year-old daughter on the first day of school in 2016.

Attorneys have selected the 12 jurors that will hear the case and are trying to select two other people to serve as alternates.

Timothy Batts is accused of shooting and killing his daughter Timea when she returned home from school.

The jury was selected from a pool of more than 100.

Timothy Batts was charged with reckless homicide, filing a false report, tampering with evidence and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

The charge of reckless homicide carries a sentence of between 2 and 12 years in prison if he is convicted.

The charges were filed last August when Timea Batts was shot and killed as she walked into her home on the first day of school.

Timothy Batts later admitted to police he accidentally shot her.

Batts has been in jail since his bond was revoked due to a failed drug test last year.

Opening statements are expected to be delivered on Monday afternoon.

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