Aunts, uncles, and cousins of Lauren Giddings packed the front bench of the courtroom for Stephen McDaniel's hearing Tuesday.
Family members say they're pleased the judge did not change the McDaniel's bond amount, but the hearing fell on a bittersweet day.
"Interestingly enough, this is her sister's wedding anniversary, one year. So, we were all together a year ago today and Lauren was the maid of honor at the wedding. So, that's what we think of. We think of the times past with her, and we do think about the times that would be present with her, and so we're here to keep that rememberance going," says Kathy Mann, Giddings' aunt.
The family spent almost an hour and a half speaking with the district attorney after the hearing preparing for the next steps in the case.