A judge heard testimony on pre-trial motions filed by the defense for accused murderer Stephen McDaniel. Photos: Suzanne Lawler/13WMAZ
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.
Stephen McDaniel said in a court order he does not object to Lauren Giddings' family searching his grandfather's farm for her remains.
Investigators searched a wooded area Friday for the remains of Lauren Giddings but did not find what they were looking for.
It's been two years since the search for Lauren Giddings turned into the search for her killer.
Parents hope to find missing body parts at Pike County farm.
Lawyers for Stephen McDaniel have filed motions looking to throw out much of the evidence in the two-year-old Lauren Giddings murder case.
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.
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.
Two separate ceremonies celebrated the life of Lauren Giddings.
She was killed last summer weeks after she graduated from law school.
Lauren's friends asked Macon City Council to place a memorial bench there in her honor and Tuesday night that was approved.
Watch the interview with Lauren Giddings' sister Kaitlyn Wheeler.
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.
The Mercer Law School graduate was last seen alive one year ago today.
A Bibb County judge denied murder suspect Stephen McDaniel's request for lower bond on June 19, 2012.
Photos by Suzanne Lawler/13WMAZ.
McDaniel will remain in the Bibb County jail on $850,000 bond, charged with the murder of Lauren Giddings.
Family members say they're pleased the judge did not change the McDaniel's bond amount, but the hearing fell on a bittersweet day.
McDaniel's lawyer's said the $850,000 bond set last month was too high and his parents can't afford it.
The man accused of killing Lauren Giddings was in court seeking release on bond.
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.
Lawyers for murder suspect Stephen McDaniel filed a motion today asking a judge to reduce his "excessive" $850,000 bond.
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.
A Bibb County judge approved $850,000 bond for murder suspect Stephen McDaniel, but raised concerns about whether he could be monitored safely.
The defense and the prosecution agreed Stephen McDaniel was entitled to bond on murder charges but differed on the amount.
Some members of Lauren Giddings' family came out for Stephen McDaniel's hearing Tuesday.
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."
Special judge rules Judge Phil Brown acted properly in assigning himself to death penalty case.
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.
The hearing for Stephen McDaniel, the Mercer law grad accused of killing his classmate Lauren Giddings, lasted about 40 minutes.