A 28-year-old law school graduate in Georgia pleaded guilty on Monday to killing and dismembering a fellow graduate and disposing of her remains in a trash dumpster outside an apartment building where they both lived.

NY Daily News reports:

Prosecutors said Stephen Mark McDaniel faces life in prison for killing 27-year-old Lauren Giddings in Macon in central Georgia in June 2011, the same year that both graduated from the Mercer University School of Law in the city.

In a statement in Macon-Bibb County court on Monday, a week before his trial was to begin, McDaniel said he entered Giddings’ apartment in the early morning hours wearing a mask.

He choked her to death after she woke up and returned later and dismembered Giddings’ body with a hacksaw, McDaniel said.

“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 initially charged with breaking into two apartments in the building using a master key he somehow obtained, according to police. McDaniel and Giddings lived in neighboring apartments across the street from the law school.

At the request of Giddings’ family, prosecutors did not seek the death penalty, Macon-Bibb County District Attorney David Cooke, Jr. said. Giddings had hoped to work as a defender in death penalty cases, Cooke said.

As a law student, McDaniel worked briefly for the county prosecutor’s office, according to Cooke. McDaniel will not be considered for parole until 2041, Cooke said.

Like BlackAmericaWeb.com on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.

(Photo Source: NY Daily News)

Also On Black America Web:

6 thoughts on “Macon, Georgia Law School Graduate Admits To Dismembering Classmate

  1. Honestly on said:

    Cave n!@@ers are a violent species. They falsely claim that non whites are more violent, not!! These neanderthal apes must be returned to the caves of Europe.

  2. I said it. on said:

    Where is Jiggy, the fake Hispanic Joe, and the wanna be wounded warrior?

    God bless this lady’s family for respecting what they thought she would want in regard to requesting that this deranged killer not receive the death penalty. That would have been difficult for me to do in that situation.

Add Your Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s