A Dickson County decide is scheduled to condemn the native man convicted of murdering a 5-year-old autistic, non-verbal boy. Tennessee man Joseph Ray Daniels, 31, will formally be taught his destiny for killing son Joe Clyde Daniels, 5. The listening to is about to start at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT. You possibly can watch within the participant above.
The elder Daniels killed “Child Joe” after the kid’s mom Krystal Daniels deliberate on dumping the defendant for an additional man, prosecutor Josh Turnbow instructed jurors in closing arguments. Krystal Daniels, who’s individually charged with aggravated baby neglect and different prices, obtained $1,200 a month for her son and wanted the cash to go away the connection.
Child Joe was reported lacking April 4, 2018, with the daddy initially claiming the boy “escaped.” As ultimately confessed by the defendant, Joseph Ray beat his son to loss of life the evening earlier than and hid his physique. A serious sticking level within the state’s case was the dearth of stays. Daniels modified his story about the place he put his son, and a physique was by no means discovered.
Prosecutors relied on witness testimony and Joseph Ray’s confession to construct their case. Child Joe’s 11-year-old half-brother Alex, whose mom can be Krystal Daniels, testified to seeing Joseph Ray stand over the boy’s physique and mentioned that their father carried the sufferer out of the house. Although the defendant was inconsistent on particulars about the place he put the sufferer’s physique, he did confess to killing his son, the prosecution argued.
Joseph Ray Daniels was finally convicted of the lesser prices of second-degree homicide as an alternative of first-degree homicide as prices. Jurors additionally discovered him responsible of first-degree homicide in perpetration of a felony, aggravated baby abuse, initiating a false report, and tampering with proof.
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