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Law&Crime Network published this video item, entitled “LIVE TRIAL: TN v Joseph Ray Daniels Murder Trial Day 7 – Inv. Joel Wade, Agt. Zachary Burkhart” – below is their description.
Watch Live: Joseph Ray Daniels Murder Trial in Death of 5-Year-Old Autistic Son “Baby Joe”
Audio of Defendant Leading Detectives to Where He Allegedly Left “Baby Joe”
Lavone Chapman-Robins Worked At Loves Travel Stop – Defendant Said He Stopped There
Video at Loves Truck Stop was on April 5, 2018
JOEL WADE- Tech Service Investigator- Did cell phone extraction, provided a copy of the cell phone data
Agt. Zachary Burkhart – Employed by Tennessee Bureau of Investigation- Head agent on the case. Discusses The Ailen T-shirt found in the laundry room of defendant’s house. Discusses red shorts warn by defendant seen by witness on side of the road.
1. First-degree murder for the death of Joe Clyde Daniels
2. First-degree murder in perpetuation of a felony
3. Aggravated child abuse
4. Initiating a false report.
5. Tampering with evidence
Joseph Ray Daniels, 31, stands trial in the alleged murder of his missing son Joe Clyde Daniels, 5.
Defendant Daniels called 911 on April 4, 2018 to say his son “escaped.”
“We cannot find him,” he said in audio obtained by WKRN.
But he ended up confessing to beating baby Joe to death, saying the child had peed on the floor, authorities said.
As seen on video, Daniels broke down in tears while wearing a shirt labeled “Super Dad.”
“I was just so angry with him,” he said. Asked how many times he hit baby Joe, he said a “couple” of times while the boy was crying.
Baby Joe was on the autism spectrum and non-verbal.
At first, defendant Daniels said he put the body in a remote area, but when investigators did not find Joe, Daniels claimed he put the remains in a pond. Again, they did not find the body, and Joe remains missing to this day.
Daniels’ defense has argued that the confession was coerced. He is charged with first-degree murder, child abuse, aggravated child abuse causing serious bodily injury, child neglect, filing a false report, and tampering or fabricating evidence.
The boy’s mother Krystal Daniels is also charged with aggravated child abuse, child neglect, filing a false report, and tampering or fabricating evidence. She allegedly admitted to being at the home when Joseph Daniels beat the child to death, but like her co-defendant, she recanted the story, saying it was coerced.
A 2019 jailhouse call showed Joseph Daniels claiming it was Krystal who killed Joe by smothering him with a pillow. But as far as authorities are concerned, it was he who ended the child’s life.
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In This Story: Tennessee
It is bordered by eight states, with Kentucky to the north, Virginia to the northeast, North Carolina to the east, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi to the south, Arkansas to the west, and Missouri to the northwest.
The Appalachian Mountains dominate the eastern part of the state, and the Mississippi River forms its western border.
Nashville is the state’s capital and largest city, with a 2019 population of 670,820 and a 2019 metro population of 1,934,317. Tennessee’s second largest city is Memphis, which had a population of 651,073 and metro population of 1,346,045 in 2019.
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the nation’s most visited national park, is located in the eastern part of the state, and a section of the Appalachian Trail roughly follows the Tennessee–North Carolina border.