The family of Lauren Giddings supports Bibb County District Attorney Greg Winters decision to seek the death penalty against her alleged killer, Stephen McDaniel.
Its good to see the process moving along. ... We hope its over as soon as possible, said Kaitlyn Wheeler, Giddings sister.
Bibb County prosecutors filed a notice of intention to seek the death penalty in McDaniels case Thursday morning in Bibb County Superior Court.
McDaniel, 26, was indicted Nov. 15 on one count of murder in Giddings June killing.
Floyd Buford, McDaniels lawyer, couldnt be reached by for comment by early Thursday afternoon.
Giddings dismembered remains were recovered outside her Georgia Avenue apartment building June 30.
Giddings, who grew up in Laurel, Md., was last seen June 25. The 27-year-old had stayed in Macon to study for the bar exam after graduating from Mercer Universitys Walter F. George School of Law in May.
McDaniel, who also graduated from Mercers law school in May, has been jailed since July 1.
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