AUGUSTA, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Stephen McDaniel’s court hearing is being moved up a month earlier from the original date.
McDaniel, who confessed to killing Lauren Giddings in 2011, will go before a judge August 17, instead of September 14, as we recently reported. McDaniel filed a Writ for Habeas Corpus in February, in Richmond county, claiming he deserves a fair trial.
Giddings was a Mercer Law School graduate who went missing in June of 2011. McDaniel later confessed in 2014 to killing Giddings.
McDaniel is currently serving time at the Augusta State Medical Prison.