1,000,000 + Attorneys and Legal Staff - Legal employers hire more people on LawCrossing than any other site.
Enrollment Numbers Increase When Law Schools Lower Tuition
Enrollment Numbers Increase When Law Schools Lower Tuition
Law Schools Team Up with Community Colleges to Increase Diversity in California’s Legal Profession
Law Schools Team Up with Community Colleges to Increase Diversity in C...
Law Dean at Seton Hall Stepping Down from Post
Law Dean at Seton Hall Stepping Down from Post
Accelerated Law Program Being Launched at FSU College of Law
Accelerated Law Program Being Launched at FSU College of Law
Your profile matches an open legal position. Apply now!
Job Listings

Mercer University School of Law Grad Pleads Guilty to Murdering Fellow Law Student

Stephen Mark McDaniel, 28, pleaded guilty on Monday to killing and dismembering a classmate from the Mercer University School of Law in Macon, Georgia. McDaniel is a graduate of the school and he disposed of the remains of Lauren Giddings in a dumpster outside an apartment building where the two lived, according to Reuters.

McDaniel faces life in prison for killing Giddings, 27, in the June 2011 crime. This was the same year the two graduated from the law school. McDaniel released a statement in Macon-Bibb County court Monday, just one week prior to the start of his trial. He said that he went into the woman’s apartment wearing a mask early in the morning of the day he killed Giddings.

McDaniel said that he choked Giddings until she died and came back later that day to dismember her body using a hacksaw.

What

 job title, keywords

Where

 city, state, zip



Get JD Journal in Your Mail
Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!


“It is difficult for me to explain why I killed Lauren,” McDaniel said in his statement. “It lies in my own inability to understand it myself.”

McDaniel was originally charged with breaking into two apartments in the complex using a master key he obtained. The two lived in apartments that neighbored each other across the street from where they went to law school.

Prosecutors did not ask for the death penalty at the request of Giddings’ family. McDaniel will not be eligible for parole until 2041.

If you’re trying to find paralegal jobs, click here.

Mercer University School of Law Grad Pleads Guilty to Murdering Fellow Law Student by

  • DLM

    As he hasn’t professed reasonings why or regret, he should be put to death to preserve the safety of others. Both the school and police involved should also be held responsible for their inactions.

Tagged:

Posted by on April 22, 2014. Filed under Law School News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

 

 

Job of the Day
Medical Malpractice Defense Associate
USA-NY-White Plains

Our client is currently seeking a Defense Medical Malpractice Associate with the following: JD from an accredited law school Must be admitted to practice in the state of New York 2-...