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.