WICHITA FALLS, Texas (TNN) - The man charged with the murder of Wilder McDaniel has been indicted by a Wichita County grand jury.
The jury indicted James Staley, III for capital murder of a child, and first-degree felony murder, according to a press release from the Wichita County district attorney on Wednesday.
Since there is a capital murder charge, the District Attorney’s office will conduct a review on whether or not to seek the death penalty.
At the end of that review, the capital committee will make a recommendation to the District Attorney, who will then make the decision to bring the death penalty as a sentencing option.
He was also indicted on first-degree felony murder which has a range of punishment up to a life sentence.
The release said that the two charges allow a jury to consider both means of murder.
The DA’s office will conduct a review to decide whether to seek death or not. At the end of the review, the capital committee will make a recommendation to the district attorney, who will then make that decision.