08-08-2011, 10:45 PM #1
GA - Lauren Giddings, 27, Macon, 26 June 2011 *Media Links*
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Police Believe Video Was Taken at 6:30 p.m.
Friday, July 8, 2011
Cadaver Dogs Search for Giddings' Remains
Police Are Not Questioning McDaniel in Giddings' Case, Defense Lawyer Says
Buford has requested bond for McDaniel. A bond hearing is scheduled for Friday, July 14.
Macon Police Press Conference
Lauren Giddings Parents Return to Macon
Lauren Giddings' parents entered her Macon apartment Thursday, a week after her body was found nearby.
Police cleared the family to go inside the apartment and remove their daughter's belongings. They arrived around 2 p.m. and spent much of the afternoon at the apartment on Georgia Avenue.
Giddings' Father Speaks Out
What seemed to be everything falling into place has turned into a nightmare," Bill Giddings, the slain woman's father, said Thursday in Macon, where her family had gathered. "We can't wait to find who did this and we can't wait to find the rest of her. It's just wrenching in both cases."
Lauren Didn't Really Know What Hit Her
wo weeks ago, sometime around 6:30 on Saturday evening, someone who authorities believe was Lauren Giddings, alone in her car, pulled up to the drive-through window at a Zaxby’s restaurant in downtown Macon. The eatery’s surveillance camera captured a clip of her arm reaching out to grab her order.
Macon Police have Giddings on Video
Macon police say they've obtained video of Lauren Giddings on June 25, the day she was apparently last seen alive...Wednesday, July 6, 2011
That's according to Police Chief Mike Burns, who spoke to the media Friday morning at 1058 Georgia Ave., Giddings' home.
Burns would not say when the video was taken or where.
Her family told 13WMAZ's Lauren DiSpirito Thursday that Giddings visited friends on June 25 and used her phone and email until around 10:30 p.m.
Burns said he hoped to have results of FBI forensic tests of evidence "the first of the week."
Macon Police Saying Little On Week-Old Killing
Lauren Giddings’ dismembered body was discovered on trash pick-up day at Barristers Hall apartments, but so far police aren’t revealing whether anyone who lived there may have had a role in her death.
For days now, Macon police have said there are two “persons of interest” in the recent Mercer University law school graduate’s slaying, but no one has been charged with Giddings’ death.
Wednesday, July 7, 2011
Macon Police Update
MaconPolice News Conference
Update: Police Asks for Public's Help in Giddings' Slaying
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Evidence in Giddings Case Headed to FBI
The Macon Police Crime Lab will send evidence from the Lauren Giddings investigation to the FBI crime lab, according to a Macon police news release.
Interview with District Attorney Greg Winters Video
Monday, July 4, 2011
Missing Agnes Scott Grad Likely Murdered
The president of Agnes Scott College, Elizabeth Kiss, sent an e-mail to parents over the weekend:
"The Agnes Scott community is deeply saddened by the recent news surrounding the disappearance and reported possible death of Lauren Giddings, class of 2006..."
Mercer President William D. Underwood issued the following statement on Friday:
"Today the Mercer University community joins the family and friends of Lauren Giddings in our support of the determined efforts of law enforcement authorities to investigate the disappearance and apparent death of Lauren, a recent graduate of our law school..."
Law School Dean Gary Simson released this statement:
"Words cannot adequately express the grief and sorrow that the law school community feels in these tragic circumstances..."
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Macon Police Search Apartment of Lauren Giddings
A police news release issued by spokeswoman Jami Gaudet this afternoon said: "The apartment area will continue to be a focal point of the investigation. We are retracing our steps and are continuing to collect evidence."
Saturday, July 2, 2011
Police Treating Remains as Those of Mercer Law Grad
On Friday, police charged Stephen McDaniel, 25, a neighbor of Giddings’, with two counts of burglary. A bail bond of $8,450 that had been set on the first burglary count was revoked.
McDaniel admitted to police in a “voluntary statement” that he’d committed other burglaries at the Barristers Hall apartments, where he and Giddings lived next to one another, said Greg Winters, district attorney for the Macon Judicial Circuit.
Giddings Family Lays Flowers at Crime Scene
Giddings Friends, Mercer Community Speak Out
Friend Jason K.
"I remember her as very hard-working. Very fun-loving. She plays hard, she works hard. Very smart, very dedicated to who he was becoming and who she stood for."
Friday, July 1, 2011
Update: Body Found Outside Apartment of Missing Mercer U Law Grad
Neighbor jailed on burglary charges; landfll closed for police investigation.
Bail Revoked for Missing Woman's Neighbor
(Complete Video of McDaniel's First Court Appearance)
A magistrate judge revoked $8,450 bond for Stephen McDaniel on the original charge after he was charged with a second burglary of apartments in his building.
A police news release said that with a second charge, only a Superior Court judge can set bond. Police said the next Superior Court bond hearings are scheduled for Thursday.
Earlier today, police said McDaniel is a "person of interest" in the investigation into the disappearance of his neighbor Lauren Giddings.
Police Treating Remains as those of Mercer Law Grad
“We can’t say positively that it’s her because the FBI is still doing tests,” Burns said. “We’re not sure when we’re going to get those back. All I can say is we’re pretty sure she’s going to be the (homicide) victim.”Thursday, June 30, 2011 (Updated July 1st)
Police Carry Out Two Searches in Woman's Homicide
There were more new developments Thursday night in the death of a woman whose body was found Thursday.
Full-Stephen-McDaniel-Interview-June-30-2011]Full Stephen McDaniel Interview Video
SuperSleuth's Post -- Contains Links to Full Audio, Short Video, and Full Video of Stephen McDaniel Interview
Lauren Teresa Giddings
April 18, 1984 -- June 26, 2011
Rest in Peace
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08-08-2011, 11:41 PM #2
Friday, July 15, 2011
Mayor Robert Reichert Talks About Lauren Giddings Case
Video and Article
Video: Memorial Mass
Mom Asked McDaniel If Relationship Was Possible
Glenda McDaniel said she has visited her son at the Bibb County jail, but she has been allowed to see him just once a week.
“He is very upset,” she said.
Jail records show McDaniel’s father and grandfather also have visited him in the two weeks he’s been behind bars...
The Bibb County District Attorney’s Office hasn’t responded to a court motion filed Wednesday by McDaniel’s attorney asking that a judge determine whether local prosecutors should be disqualified from prosecuting McDaniel based on his work as a law clerk in their office.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Police Chief: No Arrest Imminent
He said they still haven't gotten forensic test results from the FBI, although they've exchanged emails with the federal investigators. Police said they thought they would have results back this Monday or Tuesday, but now say they don't think they'll get a full report this week.
Master key Found in Apartment of Giddings' Neighbor; Refrigerator Removed from Apartment
One of Stephen Mark McDaniel’s neighbors said Wednesday that on the same day Lauren Giddings’ body was found, she learned that McDaniel apparently had means of accessing other residences.
ES, who lives in the apartment beneath McDaniel’s, said that on the evening of June 30, several hours after dismembered remains of Lauren Giddings’ body were found near their streetside apartment building on Georgia Avenue, a Macon police detective came to her door.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Giddings Investigators in McDaniel's Apartment for the Second Time Video
Reward Offered in Lauren Giddings' Slaying
Macon police announced a $12,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the Lauren Giddings slaying.
FBI Agent Discusses Involvement in Local Cases
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
While in Macon Giddings Called Police Twice
Once, in early 2009, when her dog was struck by a car, and again last November when someone swiped a dashboard GPS from the console of her tan Mitsubishi Galant.Sunday July 10, 2011
No Forensic Results Yet
While in Macon Giddings Called Police Twice
Nothing in her calls -- or, for that matter, those of any other residents at her Georgia Avenue complex dating back to 2008 -- from the looks of police-dispatch logs obtained Monday by The Telegraph, points to any threatening brushes with anyone who might have wanted to hurt her.
Hundreds Attend Memorial
Slain Mercer Law Grad Remembered as "a servant to strangers and friends".
Karen Giddings Remembers Her Daughter's Intelligence, Independent Spirit
Lauren DiSpirito Talks About the Latest Lauren Giddings Developments Video
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08-09-2011, 08:22 AM #3
Saturday, July 23, 2011
No Immediate Ruling in McDaniel's Conflice of Interest Hearing
A Bibb County judge didn’t immediately issue a ruling Friday after hearing arguments that Bibb County prosecutors should not be allowed to handle burglary charges against Stephen McDaniel.
Superior Court Judge Tripp Self said he would over the weekend consider arguments from a Friday hearing and decide soon.
Friday, July 22, 2011
McDaniel Makes Court Appearance
Judge Tilman Self called Friday's hearing a unique and rare motion. McDaniel worked for the DA's office from February 2011 through April 2011. McDaniel's attorney, Floyd Buford, filed a conflict of motion last week because he says McDaniel built personal relationships while he was worked there.
Emotional Day for McDaniel's Parents
Friday was Mark and Glenda McDaniel's first public appearance in Macon since their son was named a person of interest in Giddings' homicide.
In court, the couple declined to speak to 13WMAZ, with Glenda McDaniel asking why the media was so interested in a burglary case. (Slideshow)
Changes at Giddings Crime Scene
In an e-mail sent to incoming tenants, Barristers Hall owners state that a 24-hour exterior surveillance system will be installed. More concerns surfaced after the public learned that Stephen McDaniel had a master key. He is currently jailed for two counts of burglary from allegedly entering two unlocked apartments. Boni Bush, the owner of the complex says all current door locks are being replaced.
Judge May Rule Next Week on McDaniel's Conflict Motion
According to his attorney Floyd Buford, he allegedly entered apartments 9 and 5 of the Barister's Hall complex where he used to live without permission and "with intent to commit a theft."
Buford argued that McDaniel's internship created a conflict of interest in the district attorney's office that would violate McDaniel's 6th Amendment right to due process. (Slideshow)
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Apartment Owner Frustrated
Boni Bush today told 13WMAZ's Candace Adorka that she has no problem with how police are handling the Lauren Giddings homicide investigation.
But she says the regular searches are affecting her business. Four of the complex's 16 units aren't available to rent.
Police Search McDaniel's Apartment a Third Time
Macon police spent almost four hours Wednesday afternoon searching the apartment of Stephen McDaniel, whom police have described as a person of interest in the slaying of his neighbor, Lauren Giddings.
Four officers entered the 25-year-old’s upstairs apartment, No. 4, about 2:10 p.m. Wednesday. They carried several brown paper bags with them and later took a large brown plastic container inside. About 6 p.m., they came out with four large paper bags and the plastic container.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
MPD Investigators Search McDaniel's Apartment
Macon Police Department investigators are back at the scene of the homicide investigation of slain Mercer University Law School graduate Lauren Giddings on Wednesday afternoon
More here with video
Video Pt 2
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Police Looking at Wal-Mart Purchases (Updated)
Detectives have scrutinized purchases of items McDaniel made at a Macon Wal-Mart store around the time of Giddings’ death, but according to a law enforcement source familiar with the investigation, it isn’t clear whether the items McDaniel bought have any bearing on the Giddings probe.
Monday, July 18, 2011
Police Looking at Purchases McDaniel Made at Wal-Mart
Sunday, July 17, 2011
An Open Letter to the Giddings Family
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08-09-2011, 11:13 PM #4
Friday, July 29, 2011
Funeral Set for North Laurel Woman Slain in Georgia
A funeral for Lauren Giddings, the North Laurel 27-year-old who was killed in Georgia a month ago shortly after graduating from law school there, has been set for Aug. 6.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Burns: Hunt for Giddings' Killer Hinged on a Matter of Hours
Possibly even minutes. Were it not for middle-of-the-night calls from the recent Mercer University law school graduate’s friends and family to the police on June 29 and early June 30, detectives might never have sleuthed out the trail.
“It’d have been a missing person from here on out,” Macon Police Chief Mike Burns said Wednesday. “I think we beat trash day by two hours.”
Giddings and McDaniel Family Speak to NewsCentral's Michelle Quesada
The Giddings family have many questions about the murder, many of which will unfortunately be left unanswered until Macon Police charge the person who committed the crime.
Meanwhile, Macon Police Chief Mike Burns has made several unclear comments about the "persons of interest" in the case. On Fox News' Justice with Judge Jeanine show which aired last Saturday, Chief Burns said there were several persons of interest.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Giddings' Neighbor to Remain Behind Bars
Giddings' next door neighbor Stephen McDaniel is expected to remain behind bars until at least an August fourth bond hearing.
Funeral Arrangements Underway for Lauren Giddings
Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones says her body is scheduled to be released Tuesday to the Macon Memorial Park Funeral Homes in Macon for cremation.
McDaniel to Stay in Jail Until at Least August 4th
As of Monday, Macon police still had not received lab results from the FBI of tests performed on more than 200 pieces of evidence related to the Giddings investigation.
Police Chief Mike Burns said the GBI also is examining computers taken from the apartment complex.
Monday, July 25, 2011
Judge Denies Motion to Disqualify
In a 10-page ruling issued Monday morning, Self found no "personal interest" in the outcome of the case among the staff members of the district attorney's office that should disqualify them from prosecuting McDaniel, who worked in the office for about three months this spring as a third year law student.
Judge: No Conflict of Interest
Sunday, July 24, 2011
McDaniel's Family Moves His Belongings
As the family carried furniture, a weight bench and barbells, boxes and bedding from the upstairs apartment and loaded them into the moving truck, Mark McDaniel stopped at the foot of the stairs to say his son is “doing as best as can be expected.”
Fox News and the Lauren Giddings Case
With the story of what happened to Lauren Giddings being nearly a month old on the internet, why has Fox News suddenly jumped on this case?
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08-09-2011, 11:39 PM #5
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Accused Murderer's Mom Says Her Son Didn't Do It
“And Stephen, in almost a hypnotized, very flat voice said, ‘They told me I did something bad. They told me I hurt someone.’ For 20 hours they had been trying to pressure and threaten and coerce him into confessing for a murder,” Glenda McDaniel said. “And they had nothing to come to this conclusion, other than that he did the horrible, horrible thing of injecting, inserting himself in the search for his missing friend.”Friday, August 5, 2011
McDaniel Talked About Getting Away With Murder, Warrant Says
The warrant says he mentioned “details of methods to avoid detection” that are, the warrant states, “similar to the facts and circumstances surrounding the killing of Lauren GiddingsPolice declined to say why the cast-iron tub was taken out, but a source familiar with the investigation referred to the edge of the tub as a “butcher block” because, on close inspection, it appeared to have been marred with cut marks similar to those left by a saw.
New Developments in Maintenance Man Accusation
McDaniel's attorney, Floyd Buford says he has been aware of the maintenance man before McDaniel was charged.
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Hacksaw Linked to McDaniel, Warrant Says
An arrest warrant issued late Tuesday charging McDaniel with murder says police recovered a hacksaw at the Barristers Hall apartment complex where he and Giddings were next-door neighbors. The warrant says investigators also found the saw’s packaging material inside McDaniel’s apartment.
Subsequent tests on the hacksaw by FBI experts revealed traces of Giddings’ DNA, according to a law enforcement officer familiar with the warrant.
While police still are waiting on lab results from the FBI and the GBI, Burns said evidence in the slaying pointed to one perpetrator. Asked whether other charges could be brought against McDaniel or another person, Winters said “it would be improper” to comment. Results of a GBI analysis of computer equipment are needed before a timeline is formulated in the case, Burns said.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
McDaniel Due in Court Wednesday Afternoon
Stephen Mark McDaniel, charged with murder late Tuesday in the slaying of his law school classmate, Lauren Giddings, is scheduled to appear this afternoon in Bibb County Magistrate Court.
Giddings Family Searches Ocmulgee River for Remains
McDaniel Charged in Giddings' Slaying
Tuesday night, the stakes got higher, when Bibb County District Attorney Greg Winters stepped up to McDaniel’s cell at about 9:30 to serve a murder warrant.
Photos from Giddings Case
Lauren Giddings' Sister Talks About Police Investigation
Videos of McDaniel in Court
Chief Debunks Rampant Rumors in Giddings Case
Police Chief Mike Burns says rumors about a serial killer and more dismembered bodies in Macon are false.
At a news conference today, the chief discussed text messages and other false reports...
"We've got rumors running rampant," he said.
Lauren Giddings Family Continues to Search for Remains
Landlord: Giddings said McDaniel was "Nice but Weird" (Slideshow of McDaniel's Aug 3rd hearing)
The bathroom has a ceramic tub, and a series of scratches about a foot long were visible on the outer edge.
On the deck outside Giddings' apartment were about a dozen two-liter soda bottles that appeared to be filled with water.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Police, DA Set Meeting on Giddings
As Lauren Giddings’ family plans for her funeral this week, Macon police are scheduled to meet with the district attorney Tuesday to discuss all they know about the slaying of the Mercer University law school graduate.
Monday, August 1, 2011
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Apartments Come Back to Life
On Friday, fingerprint powder still coats Barristers Hall apartment No. 2, where slain Mercer University law graduate Lauren Giddings lived. Imagine the graphite of 1,000 pencils ground up and spread over most every surface in the living room, kitchenette and especially the bathroom
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08-10-2011, 02:30 AM #6
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Neighbor's Lawyer Says Client Not Involved
Attorney Brett Steger wrote that allegations that David Dorer was on Lauren Giddings’ balcony on one of the days before she disappeared are false.
McDaniel Missed Key Prep Session, Neighbor Says
“I was in the class. I walked by his front door on the way to class, and when I walked by -- which was typically between 8:20 and 8:40, because it started at 9 sharp, I mean sharp, every day. And when I walked, by there was nothing going on. Nothing I saw. No police. Not a creature was stirring,” neighbor David Whitmire said.
McDaniel's Attorney to Hire Private Investigator
Floyd Buford, McDaniel's attorney, said Tuesday he is interviewing candidates and plans to select an investigator to work on his case within the next few days.
Monday, August 8, 2011
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Funeral for Lauren Giddings Held in Maryland
LAUREL, Md. -- Lauren Teresa Giddings came home Saturday.
She came home to her hometown, to her family and friends, to her church and to her Lord.
****Maryland Family's Journey into Heartache ****
Chief Burns was there; he saw it and felt his throat tighten. “You think that could be your daughter that they did that to.” And he began to wonder: What right words are there to tell such news to a family? Hours later, as he sat in Major Stone’s office, eye to eye with Bill, he had no answer...
Bill had set out for Macon that morning in his Honda Pilot, too frantic to sit around waiting for a plane. His brother George and brother-in-law Perry Hoak, a D.C. patrol officer, flew in to be with him. Three Giddings relatives from Georgia were there, too. Yet as he listened to the chief speaking softly, father to father, Bill felt entirely alone.
A Closer Look at Stephen McDaniel
-- a deep thinker who was known to sign his name and put “true-born ‘Son of Liberty’ ’’ next to it, looked spellbound, entranced.
-- a medieval buff, was known to wear chain mail, armor mesh, to class.-- He called attention to himself. When I saw ... Stephen giving the interviews (June 30), it concerned me.”-- “He’d be a great roommate,” DW, 58, says.
Burgamy: Mama Loves Ya
Whether we believe Stephen McDaniel is lying or telling the truth doesn’t matter to at least one person -- his mother, Glenda. She told the Atlanta TV reporter last week, “This is not something that Stephen would be capable of.”
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08-10-2011, 02:39 AM #7
Thursday, August 11, 2011
McDaniel's Attorney Shows Defense Side of Murder Case
The first time viewers met Stephen McDaniel he was a free law school graduate worried about his missing neighbor. Ever since July first the only view the public has seen is a jailed man in an orange jumpsuit. Macon Police feel certain about the felony murder charge against Lauren Giddings' murder suspect, but the defense shows a different side of Stephen.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
McDaniel's Mom: Police Focused on Fiber Evidence
The mother of murder suspect Stephen McDaniel thinks police have scoured her son’s belongings in search of blue and gray fibers, the same colors of trace evidence she says may have been found on his alleged victim’s body.
Glenda McDaniel said she has seen copies of search warrants police left behind when they combed her 25-year-old son’s apartment in recent weeks, sifting for clues in the slaying of Lauren Giddings.
Raw Video: Full Interview with McDaniel's Lawyer - Parts 1-4
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08-12-2011, 01:08 AM #9
Friday, August 12, 2011
Source: McDaniel Missed 2nd Class
Recent Mercer University law school graduate Stephen Mark McDaniel was absent from a bar-exam preparation class on the Monday before the remains of his classmate and neighbor, Lauren Giddings, were discovered outside their Georgia Avenue apartment building, according to a person close to the investigation.
McDaniel also was absent from the class on the morning Giddings’ torso was discovered. The class began at the same time as Macon police arrived at the complex.Coming Monday: Chat with the Reporters Covering the Lauren Giddings Case
Macon.com and Telegraph staff writers Amy Leigh Womack and Joe Kovac Jr. will be online Monday, Aug. 15, at 1 p.m. to discuss the Lauren Giddings homicide.
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08-14-2011, 04:29 AM #10
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Stephen McDaniel's Life Behind Bars
Though other parts of the jail have televisions, there are none in the infirmary, where cells consist of stainless-steel toilet-sink combinations and hospital-style beds.
Jailers say McDaniel sleeps a lot. He is given daily mental-welfare and physical-health checks.
For breakfast, he is served scrambled eggs, oatmeal, grits, biscuits and fruit. Other menu items include burgers, fish, tacos, stewed beef, chicken fried steak and pizza.
McDaniel, however, may still be getting used to the grub.
“He has not been eating much since the murder charge,” his mother, Glenda, said recently.
08-17-2011, 09:17 AM #11
Youngest Giddings Sister is College Bound
In early July, in the days after her big sister Lauren was found slain across the street from where she had gone to law school, Sarah Giddings wasn’t sure if she’d be going off to college herself...
State investigators examining a computer that belonged to McDaniel have alerted Macon police to an item of interest they found recently, a GBI agent said Tuesday.More at the link
08-20-2011, 02:15 AM #12
August 19, 2011
Agnes Scott Alum's Family Still Searching for RemainsThe Telegraph of Macon reports that organizers are discussing a second search of a landfill, but it could cost $50,000 or more per day. Authorities say a backhoe and some off-road trucks would be needed, along with workers to operate the equipment.
August 18, 2011
Investigators in Giddings Case Seek Help with Search of Twiggs Landfill
to gather volunteers and donations of equipment to help search a Twiggs County landfill in hopes of finding more of slain Mercer University law graduate Lauren Giddings’ remains.Macon police are working with the FBI and Giddings’ family to launch a second search at the landfill, but the search could cost $50,000 or more per day. A backhoe and a few off-road trucks are needed, as are workers to drive the equipment and vehicles.
They are also examining electronics, including flash drives, memory cards and cameras, a law enforcement source said.
Police have submitted more than 200 pieces of evidence to the FBI and GBI during the course of the investigation.
08-24-2011, 12:27 AM #13
August 23, 2011
Child Porn Found on McDaniel's Flash Drive
Giddings murder suspect charges with seven counts of sexual exploitation.
Sexual Exploitation Arrest Warrants
August 24, 2011
Child Porn Charges for McDaniel
Images show boys and girls having sex with adults, each other, warrant says.
Lawyer Shocked by New Charges Against McDaniel
On Wednesday, McDaniel appeared before a magistrate in a jail courtroom on seven counts of child sexual exploitation -- possessing child pornography. The hearing was held to let McDaniel hear the charges against him. He did not enter a plea and there was no discussion of bond.
McDaniel Hears Charges on Child Porn
He walked in court with his hair bound in a ponytail and arms motionless at his side.
Woody Marshall/The Telegraph - Stephen McDaniel walks into court for his first appearance on seven counts of sexually exploiting children. At Wednesday's hearing, McDaniel's attorney requested his client have a commitment hearing before a magistrate during which a police detective will testify as to why McDaniel was charged with the additional offenses.
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08-25-2011, 12:17 AM #14
August 25, 2010
McDaniel Not Doing Well, Attorney Says
Asked if McDaniel was sick or stressed, Buford said, “I’m not a doctor ... it could very well be both. He’s having a hard time. ... It’s just the fact that he has never been incarcerated before. It is stressful for him.”
Internet Posts About Death Linked to Stephen McDaniel
Internet discussion board postings written by Stephen Mark McDaniel as recently as the three days before Lauren Giddings’ dismembered torso was discovered provide a glimpse into the thoughts of the man accused in her killing.
McDaniel's Online Posts Describe Torture and Violence
Using the nickname “SoL,” the poster wrote of being “desensitized” to violence and gore. He also made mention of movies depicting people being disemboweled and dismembered alive. His posts also explain how drugs such as chloroform can be used to incapacitate someone.
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08-25-2011, 10:49 PM #15
August 25, 2011 cont.
Hearing Could Reveal New Evidence
Macon defense attorney Franklin Hogue is not involved in the case, but he described what might happen at the commitment hearing...(continued at the link)
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