UPDATE: Staley appears for pretrial conference in Wilder case

James Staley III was indicted in October 2020.
James Staley III was indicted in October 2020.(Wichita County Jail)
Published: Aug. 12, 2021 at 1:19 PM CDT
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WICHITA FALLS, Texas (KAUZ) - James Staley III appeared in court for a pretrial conference on Thursday.

Staley was expected to either plead guilty to the death of Wilder McDaniel, age 2, or choose to remain on the trial docket. He ultimately did not accept the prosecution’s plea deal, which means that the case will be going to trial.

He was indicted by a grand jury in October 2020 for the capital murder of a child and first-degree felony murder.

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