Bond Hearing for Stephen McDaniel Postponed

6:30 PM, Jul 13, 2011   |    comments
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The attorney for burglary suspect Stephen McDaniel has filed a motion asking a judge to disqualify the Bibb County District Attorney's case from prosecuting McDaniel.

The motion argues that local prosecutors should not handle the case because McDaniel is a former law clerk in the DA's office. That makes a conflict of interest, argues defense lawyer Floyd Buford.

Because of the conflict motion, Buford has also withdrawn his request for a bond hearing for McDaniel. That hearing was scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

McDaniel is also a "person of interest" in last month's homicide of Lauren Giddings, a fellow Mercer Law School student. The two lived in side-by-side apartments at 1058 Georgia Ave., Macon.

He is accused of burglarizing two other apartments in the complex.

Tuesday night, Macon police investigators searched McDaniel's apartment for at least the second time. They removed items which they said they were sending to the FBI for analysis.







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