Tuesday, February 26, 2013
A Bibb County judge set the trial to begin Sept. 9. Stephen McDaniel is accused of killing and dismembering Lauren Giddings.
A trial date has been set for a Lilburn man accused in the killing and dismemberment of a Mercer University Law student in 2011, according to media reports. Stephen McDaniel's trial is set for Sept. 9, according to reports. It was the earliest date that could be agreed upon, according to The Telegraph. McDaniel was Giddings' next-door neighbor at the time. Police later found her torso wrapped in plastic in a garbage bin next to the their Macon apartment building. He was formally charged in Lauren Giddings' death in August of 2011. Lilburn residents interviewed at the time said they remembered the Parkview High School graduate as “quiet,” “kind of socially awkward” and “weird." Nick Porter, a Parkview graduate who had Latin class with …
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Police charge Stephen McDaniel with seven counts of sexual exploitation of children.
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Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Stephen McDaniel, the Lilburn native accused in the brutal June murder of his Macon law-school classmate, faces new charges of sexual exploitation of children, according to the Macon Police Department. According to a Macon PD press release, Police Chief Mike Burns and Bibb County District Attorney Greg Winters said warrants were signed Tuesday afternoon charging McDaniel with seven counts of sexual exploitation of children. McDaniel, 25, a Parkview High School graduate, is already in the Bibb County jail, accused in the murder of Lauren Giddings, a fellow graduate of the Mercer University law school and his next-door neighbor. According to this report by the Macon Telegraph, investigators found a computer flash drive in McDaniel’s …
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Former high-school classmates remember Stephen Mark McDaniel, who is charged with murder of Lauren Giddings in Macon.
The news of the former Parkview High School graduate being charged with a gruesome murder in Macon, drew some mixed responses to those who went to school and church with him in Lilburn. Stephen Mark McDaniel, 25, who is suspected in the killing and dismemberment of fellow Mercer Law School graduate Lauren Giddings, was described as “quiet,” “kind of socially awkward” and “weird” by former classmates. McDaniel, a 2004 Parkview graduate, had been in the Bibb County jail for the past month on unrelated burglary charges, according to jail records, before he was served a murder warrant Tuesday night for the death of Giddings, his next-door neighbor at a Macon apartment. Giddings had been reported missing June 25. On June 30, police found her …