Tennessee father charged in girl's death fails drug test

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (AP) " A Tennessee man accused of fatally shooting his 11-year-old daughter in a Nashville suburb has failed a drug test three days after bonding out of jail.

According to court records, a motion to revoke Timothy Batts's bond is set for Friday. He tested positive for cocaine last week.

Batts is charged with reckless homicide, tampering with evidence, false reporting and other crimes in Timea Lashay Batts' death.

The father told Hendersonville detectives he shot Timea thinking she was an intruder when she came home from her first day of school Aug. 8.

He originally told police that Timea had been shot before arriving home.

Court records do not indicate if Batts has an attorney and the public defender's office says no one there has been assigned to his case yet.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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