Trial Looms: Middle Tennessee Volleyball Player's Tragic Accident Prompts Call for Justice

Feb 27, 2024 at 11:07 pm by Chandelar Williams

Murfreesboro, TN - A heart-wrenching incident involving Middle Tennessee State University's volleyball team has captured the attention of the Midstate community. Janae Edmondson, a standout volleyball player and student manager for the team, found herself at the center of a tragic turn of events during a competition in Missouri.
Just a year ago, Edmondson was in Missouri for a volleyball tournament, enjoying a walk back to her hotel with her family when tragedy struck. According to police reports, 21-year-old Daniel Riley was allegedly speeding down the road when he struck Edmondson, causing her to lose both of her legs in the horrific accident.
Riley, who did not possess a valid license at the time of the incident, now faces multiple charges, including three counts of assault and armed criminal action. Adding to the gravity of the situation, it was revealed that Riley had been in court for trial on armed robbery charges just seven months prior to the accident involving Edmondson.
As the community awaits justice, the trial for Daniel Riley is set to commence on Monday, March 4. This trial holds significant weight for not only Edmondson and her family but also for the broader Middle Tennessee community as they rally behind one of their own in the pursuit of accountability and closure.
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