Former “The Hughleys” sitcom star, Dorjan ‘Dee Jay’ Daniels found not guilty of murder

"The Hughleys” cast mates
Los Angeles: Dorjan “Dee Jay” Daniels (left) poses with fellow cast mates of the sitcom “The Hughleys”, D.L. Hughleys and Ashley Monique Clark at UPN’s summer tour party for the Television Critics Association at Paramount Studios, July 16, 2001. Kevin Winter / Getty
Dorjan “Dee Jay” Daniels was acquitted of murder in the 2011 stabbing of a 26-year-old man outside a California nightclub.

A jury in Stockton, CA found the former child star, and his co-defendant Djuane Nunley, 27, not guilty of all charges on Friday, Dec. 21. A third co-defendant, Marcus McCliman, 26, was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter.

All three originally faced first-degree murder, which carried a 25-year prison sentence, attempted murder of a woman, and gang charges.

McCliman’s voluntary manslaughter conviction could send him to prison for up to 11 years. He also faces an additional year for the use a knife in the killing. He was found not guilty of the attempted murder and gang charges.

San Joaquin County Deputy D.A. Janet Smith was dissatisfied with the verdict, “I don’t think the victim got the justice he should have gotten. I feel badly.”

Daniels, who starred in the late 90s sitcom The Hughleys alongside D.L. Hughley, Elise Neal, and John Henton was arrested shortly after the August 26, 2011 stabbing death of John Joseph Lewis outside Chitiva’s Bar and Grill.

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