The Ottawa father of eight-year-old murder victim Teagan Batstone wants the focus to be on his daughter, not on her mother who police allege killed her.
The father said Thursday, from his Twitter account, that he was still reeling from the news.
“Life will never be the same after losing my daughter to murder,” Gabe Batstone tweeted.
“Thanks for the condolences. I am unable to talk without sobbing but tomorrow I hope to share great memories of my love Teagan Erin Batstone,” he posted later in the day.
He said in a statement he has not yet found a way to break the news to his two sons. He asked for privacy as his family grieves, but said he would eventually speak publicly about the loss of his daughter.
“I don’t want her ever to be forgotten,” the statement said.
Teagan Batstone’s cause of death has not been determined, police said. An autopsy was scheduled for Thursday, but results have not yet been released.
Lisa Batstone is due back in court Dec. 18. She will be held in custody until that time.
She has no other children.