NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Over the weekend, Joseph Daniels was convicted of killing his son, Joe Clyde. So, what's next for him?
For now, Daniels is still in the Dickson County Jail but soon will be returned to Riverbend Maximum Security Prison, where he will await sentencing. Now that he's been convicted of killing a child, there's concern he could be in danger behind bars.
His lawyer asked for him to go back to Riverbend, that's where he's been held for most of past three years awaiting trial and no problems. The prison does take steps to protect high-profile inmates and this criminal case was high profile.
Daniels will soon be returned to his Unit One at the prison. I’m told that other inmates do know of Daniels and that he's been convicted of killing his own son – that makes him a target for assaults.
This means he may be put in protective custody. Initially, he'll be held in something called sentence watch, where inmates are closely observed after they are convicted.
If he shows signs of wanting to hurt himself, he could be placed on suicide watch.
He will be closely observed until his sentencing on September 14, where he is expected to learn he'll be spending the rest of his life in prison.
Many have wondered if now that he's been convicted, Daniels may reveal where he disposed of his son's body. However, at this point, there's no indication from him, his lawyer or anyone else that he'll have anything to say about that.
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