Bradley County: Man held without bond in death of wife

Bradley County: Man held without bond in death of wife

July 18th, 2011 by Randall Higgins in Local - Breaking News

David K. Daughtery

David K. Daughtery

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.