The Man Who Shot Another Man Infront of His Child, had a History of Domestic Violence
According to court documents, obtained by the L.A Times. Daniels was viewed by many as a "man who was short-tempered, unpredictable and at times threatening".
At one time during their relationship, Daniels' former spouse, Shaunti Falconer said he threaten to kill her and her entire family and "blow up her house and go to her workplace", the Times reported.
On the Day of the Murder:
On April 19, 2017, Daniels, who was living in his car, visited his visited an ex-girlfriend’s family home in Long Beach. Daniels approached Falconer and got into an argument, at some point during the heated exchange, Daniels allegedly threated to "blow up her family's home".
Later that night, Daniels became enraged when he saw Hayes spending time with his 6-year-old son, teaching the boy how to tie his shoes. According to court documents, Daniels and Hayes had a short discussion before Daniel shot Hayes in the chest in front of his son.
Daniels quickly fled the scene, but was captured two weeks later in Las Vegas.
A History of Violence:
In 2007, Daniels was convicted of domestic violence that caused multiple injuries.
In 2014, Daniels was convicted of making terroristic threats, when he threated to kill women and her family.
In 2017, Daniels was found guilty in July of second-degree murder, child abuse and possession of a firearm by a felon, according to L.A County D.A's office.