In a hearing held yesterday, a judge denied a motion to reduce the bond of Joseph Daniels. Attorneys for the state and defense teams also announced that Krystal Daniels’ statements after her arrest would not be used in the trial.
A jury will also be sequestered during the upcoming trial set to start June 1 for Joseph Daniels.
Joseph and Krystal Daniels are being tried in connection with the disappearance and death of their 5-year-old son Joe Clyde in 2018 in Dickson County, Tennessee.
There will be two separate trials for Joe Clyde’s parents.
In the hearing yesterday, a shocking phone call was played with a conversation between Joseph Daniels while he was in jail and his father. The conversation took place July 1, 2019, 16 months after he was charged with criminal homicide in the murder of Joe Clyde.
In that call, Joseph Daniels implicated his wife, Krystal, killed Joe Clyde Daniels.
Joseph Daniels told his father, “I’m not telling the whole story either yet. You’ll find out later.”
Joe asked Joseph a question, “Who all did she threaten you with?”
Joseph Daniels answered, “She [Krystal] did what she did, and she threatened me with a knife and told me if I told anybody that she could have people to do it.” He added, “It was too late, it was too late, I pushed her off of him.”
Joe asked, “Pushed her off who?” Joseph Daniels answered, “Joe.”
During the phone call, Joseph Daniels said that Krystal used a pillow to kill Baby Joe. He also insinuated that ‘she washed away the evidence’.
When asked if she said why she did it, Joseph Daniels responded, “No. All I know is she threatened to kill me after it happened.”
“She took the baby’s life away, but where he went, she’ll never go there,” Joe said.
Joseph Daniels responded, “Especially, a special needs child.”
“Special needs or not, you don’t kill your baby!” Joe responded.
During the investigation, Joseph Daniels reportedly recanted his statement claiming that he killed his own son.
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