Alex Nolan, the eleven-year-old half-brother of Joe Clyde offered emotional testimony Monday and mentioned his stepfather, Joseph Daniels threatened to kill him.
Joseph Daniels reported Joe Clyde lacking on April 4, 2018 and mentioned the boy had escaped from the household’s residence. Throughout a four-hour recorded confession, Joseph Daniels admitted to fatally beating his son, who had autism and was non-verbal.
Jake Lockert, the lawyer representing Joseph Daniels has mentioned the confession, which was later recanted, was coerced, however a decide decided it could possibly be used as proof in the course of the trial.
The physique of Joe Clyde has by no means been discovered.
Day 5 of the trial begins round 8 a.m. Tuesday and is anticipated to wrap up round 5 p.m. The trial itself, which began final Thursday afternoon, is scheduled to final for about two weeks.
The jury was chosen from a pool of individuals in Chattanooga, all of which the decide mentioned had by no means heard the title “Child Joe.” That jury consists of 12 jurors and 4 alternates, made up of ten girls and 6 males.
Joseph Daniels faces 5 expenses, together with first-degree homicide and proof tampering. He was jailed in Nashville, however has been moved to the Dickson County jail in the course of the period of his trial.
His spouse, Krystal Daniels witnessed the deadly beating, however went to mattress as a substitute of serving to her son, in accordance with investigators. She is charged with aggravated youngster abuse and neglect and might be tried individually from her husband.
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