CHARLOTTE, TN (WSMV) – The hearing of Joseph Daniels, who’s accused of killing his son, was continued until December.
The prosecution said Joseph Daniels admitted to beating and killing his son, 5-year-old Joe Clyde in April 2018. Joseph Daniels was charged with one count of criminal homicide for the death Joe Clyde.
On Friday during the second day of the hearing, we listened to a recorded confession where Joseph admits to beating his 5-year-old son Joe Clyde. Joseph got emotional many times during the taping.
Daniels’ defense attorney said Daniels was persuaded to falsely confess in this recording, and one of the TBI agents who questioned Daniels said Daniels had been read his rights and knew he was able to leave if he wanted to.
“I advised him that he was free to leave and didn’t have to participate,” TBI agent Ronnie Faulkner said.
No decision was made about the recorded confession and Joseph’s hearing will continue in December.
On Thursday, attorneys reviewed video of his interrogation and polygraph test. Daniels’ defense attorney said Daniels was persuaded to falsely admit to the killing and wants the interrogation tape thrown out.
The agent and the rest of the room watched a second video of the test that turned into an interrogation. It was about three hours of the suspect taking polygraph test only a few days after his son’s disappearance.
There were a few hours of an interrogation that happened right after that test. They’re arguing whether Daniels stayed there voluntarily or if he was kept there unlawfully.
Since this courtroom is such close quarters, the scheduled October 2 and 19 motion dates for Daniels were delayed until after Nov 30. At that time, the new court building will be completely built and relive fears about COVID safety.
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