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Lawyers Say Ga. Murder Suspect In Md. Woman’s Death Should Get Bond

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Lawyers for the man accused in the killing and dismemberment of Lauren Giddings say he is entitled to a bond because a grand jury didn’t indict him within 90 days of his arrest.

Stephen McDaniel’s attorneys say in a new court motion their client should be granted a bond on the murder charge due to the
time lapse. They say the district attorney didn’t indict McDaniel within the required time frame after his Aug. 2 arrest, nor did they request an extension.

One of McDaniel’s lawyers, Franklin Hogue, said he expects there will be “great efforts made to prevent the granting and posting of bond and release.” Prosecutors will “scurry to do everything they can” to keep McDaniel behind bars, Hogue told the Telegraph of Macon, which reported the developments Friday.

District Attorney Greg Winters declined to comment.

Fred Bright, district attorney for the Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit, said that since the 1980s never has a defendant been granted bond in the more than two dozen death penalty cases he has helped prosecute. Even in noncapital murder cases, bond “is
rare,” Bright said.

McDaniel is accused of killing Giddings, a 27-year-old Mercer University law school graduate from Laurel, Md. Police discovered
her torso wrapped in plastic in a garbage bin. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


One Comment

  1. backdoorBen says:

    If ever there were a justification for viglante justice, if this POS get’s released, here it is.

    1. Truth Telling says:

      Makes me wan to go down there that’s for sure. I’m sure some local talent will look him up.

  2. backdoorBen says:

    This perp will disappear faster than a fart in the wind if released.

  3. Truth Telling says:

    Lawyers…. the scourge of a civilized society anymore.

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