Lauren Giddings’ killer to appear in court in August

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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.

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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.