published Monday, July 18th, 2011

Bradley County: Man held without bond in death of wife

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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.

about Randall Higgins...

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 ...

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ceeweed said...

Daugherty is a dangerous sociopath who has killed before. He is a violent man who lacks any conscience. Hopefully the State of Tennessee will see to it that he is removed from society forever.

July 18, 2011 at 4:40 p.m.
rustytrucker said...

I know the victims daughter and heard what had happened. This man should never have been released to begin with. From what i heard he was sent to prison at 21. that is like letting manson out and expecting him to conform to society... dont they call that being institutionalised? who will give a convicted murderer a job after 20 yrs in prison. what prospects of a job can he get? this could have been prevented if they kept a closer eye on him and monitored his progress back intro society. i understand he was arrested in dec 2010 for dwi. what happened? that should have told them something. our prays are with the daughter and the son who was serving in iraq.

July 18, 2011 at 11:41 p.m.
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