CLEVELAND, Tenn. — David Keith Daugherty, charged with first-degree murder in the strangulation of his wife, will be held without bond until a Thursday hearing, a judge ruled this morning.
Daugherty appeared in Bradley County General Sessions Court court today. Friends found his wife Elizabeth’s body at the couple's home on Tuesday.
Daugherty, arrested later in Swain County, N.C., told Judge Sheridan Randolph he could not afford an attorney, and he will be represented by the public defender’s office.
A preliminary hearing was set for Thursday.
Until then Daugherty is being held at the Bradley County Jail without bond.
For complete details, see tomorrow’s Chattanooga Times Free Press.
Randall Higgins covers news in Cleveland, Tenn., for the Times Free Press. He started work with the Chattanooga Times in 1977 and joined the staff of the Chattanooga Times Free Press when the Free Press and Times merged in 1999. Randall has covered Southeast Tennessee, Northwest Georgia and Alabama. He now covers Cleveland and Bradley County and the neighboring region. Randall is a Cleveland native. He has bachelor’s degree from Tennessee Technological University. His awards ...