The case building against Stephen McDaniel in the murder of his neighbor, Lauren Giddings, is getting stronger.
Today, a Grand Jury formally charged the McDaniel on 1 count of murder and 30 counts of sexual exploitation of children. This decision means there is enough evidence for the district attorney's office to head to trial.
McDaniel has been in jail since July 1, on unrelated burglary charges. Murder charges were added in early August after a search revealed hacksaw packing, which was believed to have come from the murder weapon, in McDaniel's apartment.
We're taking a little bit of a different approach in a new series at 41 NBC News.
As a news gatherer for the Middle Georgia community, I wanted to find different type of story; a story about people who do some of the wildest activities for an adrenaline rush.
So began my search for stories appropriately titled, 'Wild With Kyle'.
I sometimes can have a wild personality in the newsroom. So my boss agreed to let me use that, and find five stories from around the state of Georgia of me doing the wildest thing I can find.
Day one takes place in the watermelon fields of Dooly County. Feral hogs have been destroying farmers' crops, and cutting into profits of the harvest.
Hunting a group of wild hogs, is generally too big of a job for just one man, so the boys of Jager Pro Tactical Boar Hunting step in to help. These guys are loaded with .308, semi-automatic rifles. Each gun is equipped with a $14,000 night/thermal vision scope.
They mean business.
Rod Pinkston is the man behind Jager Pro. His mission is to exterminate every feral hog he can find.
"They're (feral hogs) actually considered a pest. And we're doing exactly what the Georgia Department of Natural Resources wants us to do... That's kill as many as possible," Pinkston.
The hunt begins when the sun goes down. Five of us are in the field tonight, each with a gun loaded with 10 rounds of ammo. Pinkston is an ex-Army sniper, so he leads us through the field until we are within 50 yards of the pack of hogs.
"You've got to look at the hog, more like the pest that they are. If you've got termites in your house, don't you want the pest control agent to kill the pregnant termites and the baby termites? A hog is nothing more than a 150 pound termite to a farmer," Pinkston explains.
When Pinkston's countdown hits 'zero', the shooting begins.
When the field is cleared of the hogs, I pulled my head out from behind my rifle, and realized my hands are shaking from the adrenaline pumping through my veins.
The hunt was successful. We've each cleared at least one of the pests from the field.
Our team did not hit every hog we saw in the field. But those we did hit, will go to farmers' families as a source of meat.
Tonight, the Bibb County School District names their "Teacher of the Year." Thiago Aleixo is proud and humble member of the Elam Alexander family. He says he still can't believe he was named the best in Bibb County.
"Just to be nominated is a huge, huge expectation that I didn't see coming."
Lara Sims, Director of Elam Alexander, says there's no one more deserving of the title "Teacher of the Year".
"Children are successful in his room that have not been in any other settings."
Macon Police are trying to determine how an elderly man died after his badly decomposed body was found Monday afternoon. A friend found the 66-year-old man dead at his home on College Drive Lane. He was fully clothed in his bedroom.
Neighbors say they weren't aware of any health problems.
An autopsy will be performed Tuesday. Authorities are not releasing the name of the man until his family has been notified.
A man is arrested in Florida and charged with several bank robberies, including one in Middle Georgia. 49-year-old Michael Joseph Forsythe is charged with robbing the CB&T Bank on Main Street in Perry on August 30.
He was caught in September by police in Florida for robbing a bank there. Forsythe also confessed to robbing banks in West Virginia, Kentucky and North Carolina.