Dickson County man found guilty in baby Joe's disappearance and death
CHARLOTTE, Tenn. (AP) — A jury has convicted a Tennessee man of first-degree murder in the perpetration of a felony in the death of his 5-year-old son, whose body remains missing years later.
Joe Clyde Daniels was reported missing April 4, 2018. His father, Joseph Daniels, was charged in the case.
On Saturday, a jury brought in from Chattanooga convicted Joseph Daniels in Dickson County of first-degree murder in the perpetration of a felony, second degree murder, aggravated child abuse, initiating a false report and tampering with evidence. He was found not guilty of a separate first-degree murder charge.
Investigators say Daniels admitted to fatally beating the autistic, nonverbal child for urinating on the floor, but Daniels later retracted his confession.