TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jun 22, 2018
Joseph Ray Daniels, the father charged with murdering his 5-year-old son Joe Clyde, will undergo a forensic mental health exam to determine his ability to stand trial, The Tennessean reports. Dickson County Circuit Court Judge David Wolfe ordered the exam, which according to Daniels’ public defender will also attempt to ascertain what his mental health state was at the time of the alleged crime. Daniels was indicted on counts of first degree murder, felony murder, aggravated child abuse, filing a false report and tampering with evidence.