For Immediate Release
June 25, 2018
Juan Daniels Sentenced to Life in Prison
Montgomery County, Ala. – A Montgomery County man convicted of murdering a 6-year-old boy, as well as of the attempted murder of his stepson will spend the rest of his life in prison.
Fifteenth Circuit Court Judge Truman Hobbs Jr. sentenced Juan Daniels today to life without parole for the death of Aiden Howard, and 20 years in prison for the attempted murder Kendarius Arrington.
“Our community, and especially our children, are safer now that he will never be able to walk the streets of Montgomery again,” said Montgomery County District Attorney Daryl Bailey. Bailey praised the Violent Crime Team, led by Deputy District Attorneys Scott Green and Ben McGough, for their hard work in this case, as well as Deputy District Attorney Sean McTear, and DA Investigators Callie Clark and John Wilson. He also thanked the Montgomery Police Department, specifically lead Sgt. A.D. Gorum.
On the evening of Feb. 12, 2015, Daniels and Arrington, who had a history of not getting along, were in a physical altercation in the apartment Daniels shared with Arrington’s mother. Daniels left the residence, but returned a few minutes later and saw Arrington standing in the doorway.
Video showed Daniels make a three-point turn, center his 2004 GMC Yukon SUV with the apartment, and plow through the apartment in an attempt to hit Arrington. Arrington was able to move out of the way before the point of impact, but Aiden Howard was fatally struck.
According to the black box findings from Daniels’ SUV, the vehicle sped up as it went down the street, slamming into the apartment doing nearly 40 miles per hour. The video also showed Daniels walking away after the impact. He was arrested by U.S. Marshals a month later in Georgia.
Daniels was previously convicted and spent time in prison for the beating and burning of a dog named Louis Vuitton in 2007.