Joe Clyde Daniels case: Day 1 of new motions hearings concludes

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Posted at 8:41 AM, May 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-12 23:33:37-04

CHARLOTTE, Tenn. (WTVF)  — The first of several days of new motions hearings in the case against Joseph Daniels got underway Wednesday. The hearings could go through the end of the week.

Joseph Daniels is charged in the death of his missing son, Joe Clyde, who disappeared from his Dickson County, Tennessee home on April 4, 2018.

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Daniels initially confessed to killing the boy but later recanted that confession. His attorney, Jake Lockert, says he was coerced. Judge David Wolfe is expected to decide this week as to whether his confession will be allowed at trial.

Most of the motions being heard this week will determine whether or not witness/expert testimony will be allowed at trial.

On Friday, the gag order in the case was reinstated just weeks before the high-profile trial is scheduled to begin.

Judge 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.