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.
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