NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The gag order in the Joe Clyde Daniels case has been reinstated just weeks before the high-profile trial is scheduled to begin.
The order was reinstated Friday, and a new court hearing was set for May 12.
Judge David Wolfe lifted the gag order back in April during a motions hearing. During that same hearing, prosecutors and defense attorneys agreed to sever the cases of Joseph and Krystal Daniels into two trials. Joseph Daniels is set to stand trial first on June 1.
On Thursday, NewsChannel 5's Nick Beres reported that a crucial new witness has surfaced ahead of the upcoming trial. She will be under subpoena and her testimony will raise new questions about what happened to the missing little boy. Read more: New key witness in Joe Clyde Daniels case surfaces just weeks before trial begins
"This witness is very significant," Jake Lockert, the lawyer for Joe Clyde's father, told NewsChannel 5.
Joseph Daniels initially confessed to killing his son, Joe Clyde, but later recanted. His attorney says Daniels was coerced.
Joe Clyde disappeared from his Dickson County, Tennessee home on April 4, 2018.
Previous stories: Joe Clyde Daniels case
- Lawyers argue over admissibility of evidence in Joe Clyde case
- Prosecutors, defense agree to sever Daniels' cases into two trials
- Attorneys use taped interrogation in hearing to argue Joseph Daniels' confession was coerced
- Joseph Daniels' recanted confession played in court
- TBI serves search warrant in Joe Clyde Daniels case, searches brush around home
- Video evidence shows someone at Joe Clyde Daniels' home the night 5-year-old disappeared
- Krystal Daniels recants statement about what happened to son, Joe Clyde
- Jailhouse phone calls could be key to prosecution of Joe Clyde Daniels homicide case
- Letter from Joe Clyde's Father: "If we can get Krystal to confess...we can win this case."