David G. Oedel

  • Crime, Deaths, Law Schools, Murder, Police, Prisons, Violence

    The Lauren Giddings Murder Investigation: Some Updates

    It has been a few weeks since we last wrote at length about the investigation into the murder of Lauren Giddings. A former neighbor and classmate of Giddings, Stephen M. McDaniel, 25, has been charged with her murder. McDaniel is being held at the Bibb County jail, where he has been for several weeks. There have been a few recent developments in the case — nothing major, but still worth noting….

    27 Comments / / Aug 23, 2011 at 10:15 AM
  • Crime, Deaths, Law Schools, Murder, Nancy Grace, Police, Prisons, Violence

    The Plot Thickens: Say Hello to ‘Hacksaw McDaniel’

    We tried to come up with a Nancy Grace-style nickname for the accused in the Lauren Giddings case. One reader suggested “Chain Mail Man” (based on Stephen McDaniel’s penchant for wearing chain mail to his law school classes). In light of new evidence that has come to light, however, a better nickname has emerged: “Hacksaw McDaniel.” Read on to find out why….

    128 Comments / / Aug 4, 2011 at 9:05 PM