June 19, 2021


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Joseph Daniels’ confession movie launched as evidence | Dickson County

CHARLOTTE, TN (WSMV) – It was an psychological working day in court docket in the Joseph Daniels’ demo on Tuesday.

The condition confirmed video clip of Daniels confessing to killing his son, 5-calendar year-old Joe Clyde Daniels, in April 2018.

Due to the fact that online video, Daniels has recanted his confession declaring he was coerced.

There were several pre-demo motions to allow the confession to be proven to the jury. Circuit Court Judge David Wolfe lastly dominated late Monday that the point out could use the confession.

On Tuesday, the defense took the morning to view the redacted edition the condition submitted right before the jury saw it.

The video clip is a crucial piece of evidence for the prosecution, but the defense continues to say its coerced.

When TBI agent Joey Boyd took the stand, the condition performed the video clip job interview he had with Joseph Daniels at the Dickson Police Section two days just after Joe Clyde went missing.

Boyd claimed Daniels came to the law enforcement section that working day willingly.

In the online video, Daniels tells Boyd that Joe Clyde woke up that night, moved the espresso table and unlocked the padlock on the backdoor.

Daniels claimed when he woke up, Joe Clyde was missing so he went to lookup for him outdoors.

“I advised Krystal he’s gone,” Daniels mentioned in the video clip. “You advised her that?” Boyd requested. “He’s long gone, yeah,” Daniels replied.

In the job interview, Boyd presses Daniels indicating he requirements to notify the fact.

In the video clip, the stress will get to Daniels, who gets disappointed and improvements his story.

Towards the close of the a few-hour prolonged interview, Daniels admits to killing Joe Clyde, stating he wished to get out of that job interview.

“Did you notify him to? You advised him to go outside?” Boyd questioned Daniels in the video.

Daniels nodded his head of course.

For Daniels’ mother and father, while they’ve viewed the confession video right before, they still left the courtroom a couple of occasions simply because it was difficult for them to view.

Testimony started previously Tuesday when Jenny Jones, a neighbor of the Daniels, was the initial particular person to testify on Tuesday morning.

She explained she observed anyone standing on a bridge/guard rail near her home at 1450 Garners Creek Rd. close to 1:30 a.m. on April 4, 2018, the day Joe Clyde disappeared.

Jones testified she saw a guy carrying a multi-coloured shirt and crimson shorts. She explained she did not see a lifeless kid, but claimed she saw Daniels’ confront. She stated she noted this right after she observed the information protection.

Jones gave a written assertion in advance of the demo declaring the human being she saw by no means appeared at her, but she testified Tuesday that the particular person did.

Boyd was called to the stand to introduce the online video as evidence.

The protection crew said it experienced not had a opportunity to see the redacted variation of the confession movie that was to be released. Wolfe identified as for a recess to permit for the defense team to check out the movie before it was performed for the jury.

The demo went into recess for about a few hours right before a hearing was held at noon.

Community defender Jake Lockert, who is symbolizing Daniels, viewed the redacted confession video in the course of the crack. He questioned for a section of the movie involving dogs currently being dropped off to not be proven to the jury.

The court docket went back into a small recess the allow for the condition to reduce out parts of the transcript the protection group asked to be taken off ahead of it was presented to the jury.

The demo resumed just in advance of 1 p.m. when the prosecution performed the confession movie.

Boyd fulfilled with Daniels on April 6, 2018, at the Dickson Law enforcement Section prior to his arrest. Boyd reported Daniels drove himself and his spouse Krystal to the job interview.

Daniels is billed with initial degree murder, very first degree murder in perpetration of a felony, aggravated baby abuse, initiating a false report and tampering with proof.

Krystal Daniels, Joe Clyde’s mother, is also going through fees of aggravated little one neglect.

Observe News4’s Marissa Sulek for the hottest from the courtroom


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