A Tennessee man convicted of murdering his 5-year-old son by beating him to dying has discovered his punishment.
A choose sentenced Joseph Ray Daniels, 31, on Tuesday to life in jail with the potential of parole after 51 years for murdering Joe Clyde Daniels, 5. Prosecutors didn’t search the dying sentence or life with out parole, mentioned Decide David D. Wolfe.
The sufferer, sometimes called “Child Joe,” was on the autism spectrum and non-verbal. The prosecution tried to point out that the daddy had a sample of violent habits. For instance, Tennessee Division of Corrections Patrol Station Supervisor John Wesley McGranahan testified that he wrote the pre-sentencing report and mentioned that Joseph Ray Daniels admitted to aggravated assault of his aunt as a juvenile. Joseph Ray Daniels had admitted to beforehand threatening to kill his stepmother, in line with this testimony.
Jurors convicted Daniels of second-degree homicide and different prices in June. Child Joe’s half-brother Alex, who was 8 years previous through the 2018 homicide, testified to seeing their father beat the sufferer for peeing within the mattress, and to seeing their father take Child Joe’s physique outdoors. Krystal Daniels, 29, the mom of each boys, faces trial next February for charges including aggravated child neglect.
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Investigators have by no means discovered the 5-year-old boy’s stays. Joe Clyde Daniels was nicknamed “Child Joe” to distinguish him from his grandfather of the identical title. As seen on video, Joseph Ray Daniels tearfully confessed to the murder after initially denying guilt and claiming the 5-year-old escaped the house.
“My dad goes to kill me,” he mentioned, in line with a transcript learn by Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Agent Joey Boyd. “He’s going to kill me.”
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