Stephen McDaniel in court
Murder suspect Stephen McDaniel's trial is now off the table until January at the earliest.
That's what Bibb County District Attorney David Cooke told 13WMAZ after a Tuesday afternoon meeting between lawyers and Judge Philip Brown.
McDaniel is charged with the murder of Lauren Giddings, his classmate at Mercer University Law School. He was previously expected to go to trial this fall.
McDaniel's lawyer, Floyd Buford, says he does not plan to file any other motions in the case at this time and will not ask to have the case tried outside Bibb County.
Lawyers will start arguing motions in the murder case in September. A trial is expected to be schedule for early 2014.