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Lawyers for Stephen McDaniel to seek lower bond

Stephen McDaniel

Stephen McDaniel

MACON — Lawyers for the Lilburn man accused of killing a Mercer University law school graduate are expected to ask a judge on Tuesday to reconsider his bond.

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against 26-year-old defendant Stephen McDaniel, who has pleaded not guilty in the June 2011 slaying of Lauren Giddings. Her torso was discovered wrapped in plastic in a garbage bin beside her apartment building.

Attorneys for McDaniel contend that the $850,000 bond amount, set in April, is higher than his family can afford and is akin to denying bond.

The 27-year-old Giddings was from Laurel, Md. McDaniel is from Lilburn, and is being held at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center.


roaads1 1 year, 10 months ago

I wasn't aware of a "means test" for setting bond. If that's the law please enlighten me.


rco1847 1 year, 10 months ago

I suppose it means that bond should be nore more difficult for a poor person than a rich person. Personally, I think it should only be based on the threat to society. Those mostly likely to flee shouldn't get any bond nor should those who have committed murder. In this case - a random murder, this guy has nothing to loose if he kills again.


R 1 year, 10 months ago

Anybody think "Helter Skelter' should be playing in the background when you view the photo above?


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