The parents of Joe Clyde Daniels face additional charges, including the possibility of the death penalty.
Joseph and Krystal Daniels were arraigned Friday morning after being indicted by a special grand jury.
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Joseph Daniels faces felony premeditated murder and aggravated child abuse charges. His wife, Krystal, has been indicted for failing to prevent aggravated child abuse and neglect and later hindering the investigation.
The district attorney also indicated it could be a death penalty case, but a final decision has not yet been made.
Five-year-old Joe Clyde was initially reported missing from his Dickson County home in early April. His father confessed to killing him a few days later. He has been jailed ever since.
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Krystal Daniels was arrested several days later and remains jailed. She is expected to go to trial next March.
Joe Clyde’s remains have not yet been recovered. A search is scheduled for Saturday.