Lauren Giddings Murder Suspect Stephen McDaniel Said He Could Get Away With Murder, Police Allege

7:09 PM, Aug 4, 2011   |    comments
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The warrant for the murder charge against Stephen McDaniel, obtained in full Thursday by 13WMAZ, says McDaniel "has previously commented that he could commit murder and provided details of methods to avoid detection which are similar to the facts and circumstances surrounding the killing of Lauren Giddings."

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A Macon police detective served McDaniel with the warrant Tuesday night in the Bibb County jail, where he had been held on burglary charges since July 1. That's the day after Giddings' body was found outside the apartment complex where she and McDaniel were neighbors.

Police Chief Mike Burns says more than 200 pieces of evidence were sent to the FBI forensics lab in Virginia for testing in the weeks before McDaniel was charged with murder.

The warrant says a hacksaw with traces of Lauren Giddings' DNA was found in a locked storage closet at their apartment complex, and packing material for the same-brand hacksaw was found in McDaniel's apartment.

The warrant says FBI testing confirmed the presence of Giddings' DNA on the hacksaw blade.

The warrant says McDaniel had a key to Giddings' apartment and a master key for the entire complex.


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