The Lauren Giddings Case

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Stephen McDaniel September 16, 2013 Pre-Trial Hearing

6:20 AM, Sep 19, 2013

A judge heard testimony on pre-trial motions filed by the defense for accused murderer Stephen McDaniel. Photos: Suzanne Lawler/13WMAZ

McDaniel Motion Hearings Wrap Up on Day Two

7:38 PM, Sep 17, 2013

Shortly before noon Tuesday, the hearing on the over 50 motions filed in the Stephen McDaniel case wrapped up in the Bibb County Superior Court.

McDaniel Doesn't Object to Search at Grandfather's Farm

7:40 AM, Sep 13, 2013

Stephen McDaniel said in a court order he does not object to Lauren Giddings' family searching his grandfather's farm for her remains.

Search Did Not Find Lauren Giddings' Remains

8:58 AM, Aug 26, 2013

Investigators searched a wooded area Friday for the remains of Lauren Giddings but did not find what they were looking for.

The Giddings Case: Two Years Later

7:10 PM, Jun 28, 2013

It's been two years since the search for Lauren Giddings turned into the search for her killer.

Giddings Parents File Wrongful-Death Suit

6:07 PM, Jun 18, 2013

Parents hope to find missing body parts at Pike County farm.

McDaniel's Lawyers Challenge Evidence, Statements

6:00 PM, May 31, 2013

Lawyers for Stephen McDaniel have filed motions looking to throw out much of the evidence in the two-year-old Lauren Giddings murder case.

McDaniel Defense Attacks Admissibility Of Evidence

11:11 AM, Dec 15, 2012

The team of lawyers representing Stephen McDaniel-- the man accused of killing and dismembering Mercer Law graduate Lauren Giddings-- are challenging the District Attorney's intent to seek the death penalty.

Court Documents: Brown Hair Found on Giddings Remains

12:25 AM, Dec 15, 2012

Some of the facts of the case were shared in a series of 31 motions filed by the defense team of Stephen McDaniel, Giddings' neighbor and accused killer.

Remembering Lauren Giddings with Two Ceremonies

11:02 PM, Aug 25, 2012

Two separate ceremonies celebrated the life of Lauren Giddings. 

Memorials for Lauren Giddings Set for Saturday

9:15 PM, Aug 24, 2012

She was killed last summer weeks after she graduated from law school.

Macon Council Approves Giddings' Park Memorial

5:50 PM, Aug 8, 2012

Lauren's friends asked Macon City Council to place a memorial bench there in her honor and Tuesday night that was approved.

Macon Council Approves Giddings Memorial Bench

3:38 PM, Aug 8, 2012

Watch the interview with Lauren Giddings' sister Kaitlyn Wheeler.

Friend Remembers Lauren Giddings

6:33 PM, Jun 25, 2012

Morehouse, classmate and friend of Giddings, says remembering all of the games, weddings, and other times they shared makes her laugh, even though Giddings isn't around.

Life One Year After Lauren Giddings' Death

6:28 PM, Jun 25, 2012

The Mercer Law School graduate was last seen alive one year ago today.


SLIDESHOW: Stephen McDaniel June 19 Hearing

6:20 AM, Jun 20, 2012

A Bibb County judge denied murder suspect Stephen McDaniel's request for lower bond on June 19, 2012. Photos by Suzanne Lawler/13WMAZ.

Judge Denies Stephen McDaniel's Request for Lower Bond

11:13 PM, Jun 19, 2012

McDaniel will remain in the Bibb County jail on $850,000 bond, charged with the murder of Lauren Giddings.

Lauren Giddings' Family Pleased With Hearing

4:30 PM, Jun 19, 2012

Family members say they're pleased the judge did not change the McDaniel's bond amount, but the hearing fell on a bittersweet day.

June 19 Hearing Set on McDaniel's Bond

10:30 AM, May 21, 2012

McDaniel's lawyer's said the $850,000 bond set last month was too high and his parents can't afford it.

SLIDESHOW: Stephen McDaniel Bond Hearing

12:01 PM, Apr 19, 2012

The man accused of killing Lauren Giddings was in court seeking release on bond.

Family Members Celebrate Lauren Giddings' Birthday

12:22 PM, Apr 18, 2012

Family members of slain Mercer law grad Lauren Giddings say they want to celebrate her life on what would've been her 28th birthday Wednesday.

Stephen McDaniel's Lawyers Ask for Lower Bond

3:01 PM, Apr 13, 2012

Lawyers for murder suspect Stephen McDaniel filed a motion today asking a judge to reduce his "excessive" $850,000 bond.

McDaniel Defense Doubts Validity Of Online Post

7:12 PM, Apr 12, 2012

Part of the evidence District Attorney Greg Winters presented in Stephen McDaniel's bond hearing was a graphic post from a online discussion forum called OPERATORchan.

Judge Approves $850,000 Bond for Stephen McDaniel

4:55 PM, Apr 11, 2012

A Bibb County judge approved $850,000 bond for murder suspect Stephen McDaniel, but raised concerns about whether he could be monitored safely.

McDaniel Hearing Adjourns Without a Ruling on Bond

1:17 PM, Apr 4, 2012

The defense and the prosecution agreed Stephen McDaniel was entitled to bond on murder charges but differed on the amount.

Lauren Giddings' Family Reacts to Hearing

6:07 PM, Apr 3, 2012

Some members of Lauren Giddings' family came out for Stephen McDaniel's hearing Tuesday.

Chief Burns Opposes Bond for Stephen McDaniel

7:30 AM, Apr 3, 2012

Chief Burns said Tuesday, "he's charged with death penalty murder; he's got child porn; he's got burglary charges.  I hope the judge does not let him out." 

McDaniel Judge Remains Same

1:22 PM, Mar 23, 2012

Special judge rules Judge Phil Brown acted properly in assigning himself to death penalty case.

Stephen McDaniel's Lawyers Request Bond

6:52 AM, Mar 16, 2012

They argued that District Attorney Greg Winters failed to take McDaniel's case to a grand jury within 90 days after his arrest on murder charges.

McDaniel's Lawyer to Challenge Grand-Jury Makeup

8:08 PM, Jan 25, 2012

The hearing for Stephen McDaniel, the Mercer law grad accused of killing his classmate Lauren Giddings, lasted about 40 minutes.

The Giddings Case in Photos

Stephen McDaniel and Defense Attorney Floyd Buford
Stephen McDaniel and Defense Attorney Floyd Buford

Parents of Stephen McDaniel
Parents of Stephen McDaniel

Lauren Giddings Supporters
Lauren Giddings Supporters

Stephen McDaniel
Stephen McDaniel

Judge Tripp Self
Judge Tripp Self

The Scene in Courtroom
The Scene in Courtroom

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