The parents of 5-year-old Joe Clyde Daniels were indicted by a grand jury in Dickson County.
Joseph and Krystal Daniels remained in the jail Friday and were read the indictments through a live video feed from court.
Joseph was indicted on five counts. Those included homicide, child abuse, abuse causing serious bodily injury, initiating a false report, and destroying or concealing evidence to impair its availability.
In the presentment, the count of homicide for Joseph read that he “did unlawfully, feloniously, intentionally and with premeditation kill Joe Clyde Daniels.”
A plea of not guilty was entered for Joseph. For now, court officials said this is not a death penalty case.
Krystal was indicted on four counts, including child neglect. View all counts for both Joseph and Krystal in the full presentment at this link.
The trial has been tentatively set for March 19, 2019. The public defender will be filing a motion for a change of venue.
Thursday, a reliable source close to the case confirmed Joe Clyde's blanket was found on C C C Road, not far from the Daniels' home. The search for the child's body remained ongoing.