Five witnesses were called to the stand after lunch, all of which worked for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
The prosecution is expected to call two more witnesses Thursday, before the defense has an opportunity to call its own witnesses.
During the first half of the day Wednesday, more recordings of Joseph Daniels were played for the jury. Those recordings included the suspect making “spontaneous” statements after his confession in April 2018, as he drove around with investigators, telling them where to find his son’s body.
During Tuesday’s testimony, a witness claimed she saw Joseph Daniels standing “perfectly still” on a bridge, hours before he called 911 to report his son missing.
Jurors also watched the lengthy 2018 confession from Joseph Daniels, where he admitted to fatally beating his son, Joe Clyde, then dumping his body in a rural area.
Joseph Daniels called 911 on the morning of April 4, 2018 to report his five-year-old, who is non-verbal and has autism, had “escaped” from the family’s home on Garners Creek Road in Dickson County.
Day six of the trial began around 8 a.m. Wednesday and wrapped around 2:30 in the afternoon.
The jury was chosen from a pool of people in Chattanooga, all of which the judge said had never heard the name “Baby Joe.” That jury consists of 12 jurors and four alternates, made up of ten women and six men.
Joseph Daniels faces five charges, including first-degree murder and evidence tampering. He was jailed in Nashville, but has been moved to the Dickson County jail during the duration of his trial.
His wife, Krystal Daniels witnessed the fatal beating, but went to bed instead of helping her son, according to investigators. She is charged with aggravated child abuse and neglect and will be tried separately from her husband.
News 2 will have live streaming coverage of Joseph Daniels’ trial at WKRN.com. Josh Breslow will be joined by News 2’s legal expert, Grover Collins to provide analysis on the trial from the opening statements to the verdict.