A Centralia man held in the Jefferson County Jail has been found unfit to stand trial for an April 22 alleged domestic battery from which his wife never recovered.
According to Jefferson County State’s Attorney Doug Hoffman, 82-year old Carl P. Daniels underwent an evaluation last month due to a bonafide doubt regarding his mental fitness.
A report by St. Louis psychiatrist Dr. Angeline Stanislaus, stated that Daniels has mental issues and is not likely to regain fitness within a year to be able to stand a trial.
It was decided that Daniels will be placed in a Department of Human Services mental facility, which Hoffman says will enable Daniels to get help and will keep others safe.
According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, on April 22, 2013, deputies responded to a residence on north Highway 51 in Centralia on a report of a domestic dispute.
The report says they found 75-year old Sue Daniels on the floor of the residence and she had been there for an undisclosed amount of time.
Carl Daniels was taken into custody and was charged with domestic battery with bodily harm. Sue Daniels was taken to a St. Louis area hospital with injuries, but died May 2.