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118165 No. 118165 ID: 336722
zOMG SoL could be out of jail for Christmas!

Four years after he admitted to the murder of his neighbor and Mercer Law classmate Lauren Giddings, Stephen McDaniel will soon get another day in court to explain why he believes he deserves a new trial.

McDaniel filed a Habeas Corpus petition in February stating his constitutional rights were violated during the pre-trial proceedings.

In part, he claims the previous Bibb District Attorney gained access to legal documents McDaniel requested from jail and prosecutors used that information against him in court.

McDaniel also questions the competence of his attorneys for not pursuing this and other issues in court.

"Part of the strength and benefit of a guilty plea is that assurance that it is very unlikely to be undone," said Bibb District Attorney David Cooke.

He says it is extremely unlikely that a judge would grant McDaniel's request given the circumstances surrounding the case.

As part of a plea deal, McDaniel wrote a detailed description of the night Giddings died and the days that followed.

The confession came nearly three years after police found part of her body in a trashcan outside the apartment building where they both lived.

"He said he was knowingly and willingly waiving his rights by pleading guilty," said Cooke. "We had a good judge on the case to make legal rulings. He had competent counsel who knew what they were doing. This wasn't the first rodeo for anyone there."

However, it is possible that a judge could agree to give McDaniel a new trial.

Cooke says if that happens, his team would be ready and the case would pick up exactly where it left off before McDaniel's confession.

Cooke says he would still present the same evidence and witnesses that he intended to four years ago.

After McDaniel filed the petition, his former attorney Frank Hogue told 13WMAZ he also didn't believe a judge would grant the request. Hogue mentioned that most Habeas petitions are unsuccessful.

That prompted 13WMAZ to investigate how true that is.

The Attorney General's Office handles Habeas cases.

According to a spokesperson, Georgia has averaged around 800 petitions filed each year since 2015, with 650 being state cases like McDaniel's.

The Attorney General's Office says they're usually successful at appealing most of those, which brings the average to around three overturned convictions a year out of the 650 state Habeas requests.

Statistics aside, McDaniel will get a hearing, where he will have to prove that he deserves the trial.

A Habeas must be filed in the county where the inmate is held, so McDaniel will go before Richmond County Judge John Flythe. His office says the hearing date has not been set.

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this what sol look like after years of working out in the yard with the rest of the hard timers for half a decade
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I haven't looked for SoL updates in years so I went to check websluts to see whats been happening. There some video of his dad ranting like a loon from jut a few weeks ago and images of SoL's own hand written legal documents which seemed pretty straight forward and together, but should be checked more closely for hidden memes.
You can get behind the macon dot com paywall by deleting your cookie from their url once your free looks run out, switching browsers is fine too. Then I checked out Archive.org to see if I could track down anything neato and holy fuck what a den of thieves this place was. I think Acid Man & Soren were both employed trying to find patsies for FBI directed domestic terrorism plots. If you go to /k/ everybody guns pretty much suck compared to whats on there these days. TicLank is on the waybackmachine too.
I miss those old days when the imageboard world was a much smaller and more tight knit community, fun times
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>> No. 118196 ID: 061821
>According to Mike Minerva, a Tallahassee public defender and member of the defense team, a pre-trial plea bargain was negotiated in which Bundy would plead guilty to killing Levy, Bowman and Leach in exchange for a firm 75-year prison sentence. Prosecutors were amenable to a deal, by one account, because "prospects of losing at trial were very good." Bundy, on the other hand, saw the plea deal not only as a means of avoiding the death penalty, but also as a "tactical move": he could enter his plea, then wait a few years for evidence to disintegrate or become lost and for witnesses to die, move on, or retract their testimony. Once the case against him had deteriorated beyond repair, he could file a post-conviction motion to set aside the plea and secure an acquittal.
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Any hidden memes in this pic?
>> No. 118239 ID: a40395
bundy was a law student too. imagine going to law school because you're planning on murdering people and you want to know how to beat the prosecution. criminal masterminds! well not really, but close.
i wonder how many people go to law school with the intention of committing crimes and using their knowledge of the law to get away with it. i live only a mile from a law school. thank god i'm armed to the teeth.
>> No. 118336 ID: 336722
  >check out this incredibly smarmy and hate filled piece of "objective journalism" by podunk kovac of macon, ga. this is the type of stuff that make you wonder if SoL really could ever get a fair shake from the rural georgia county legal system with the way everyone down there goes into hysterics if something bad happens to a white girl. people used to make fun of that kind of bullshit and of halfwitted yellow journalism, but these days anything goes
>you can send email to the article's author at jkovac@macon.com

Confessed killer in Lauren Giddings dismemberment murder sues lawyer for malpractice
The contentious-yet-tenuous legal wranglings of Stephen McDaniel continue to confound and hassle some of the very people who helped keep him off death row.

A month after graduating from law school in 2011, McDaniel broke into the apartment of Lauren Giddings, his next-door neighbor and Mercer University law school classmate, then strangled her and cut up her body.

In 2014, McDaniel, now 32, pleaded guilty and described in open court his version of how Giddings was slain. Earlier this year, though, in a last-ditch form of appeal that he filed from prison, McDaniel claimed that the police and prosecutors — and his own lawyers — may have wronged him.

Then last Wednesday, on what would have been Giddings’ 34th birthday, McDaniel, in a handwritten civil filing claiming legal malpractice, sued one of his former defense attorneys for upward of $200,000. McDaniel’s lawsuit contends that Macon lawyer Floyd Buford mishandled a wrongful-death lawsuit that Giddings’ parents filed against McDaniel after the killing.

McDaniel, serving a life sentence with the possibility of parole, now claims that Buford settled the wrongful-death claim against McDaniel’s wishes. Under the settlement, McDaniel, should he ever earn any money, would owe the Giddings family up to $80 million.

But McDaniel contends there was an offer to settle, one that Buford ignored, that would have imposed no financial sanctions and required only that McDaniel never earn any money from a book about the murder, if he chose to write one.

An Atlanta lawyer familiar with the Giddings family’s suit said Wednesday that there was no such offer.

“That’s bull----,” said the lawyer, Kristin S. Tucker, who was one of Lauren Giddings’ closest friends.

Though McDaniel claims the settlement agreed to was reached against his wishes, his signature appears at the bottom of the consent judgment he is disputing. In fact, a few months after McDaniel was convicted, Buford said he drove to the state prison near Jackson where McDaniel was locked up to show the order to McDaniel in person.

“He was very familiar with it,” Buford said, adding that it was “an excellent deal” for McDaniel, in part, because it didn’t allow his victim’s family to garnish McDaniel’s prison account.

It is worth noting that Buford was part of a defense team that may have spared McDaniel’s life. Prosecutors initially sought the death penalty against McDaniel and, in the end, they agreed to a guilty plea in exchange for a mandatory 30-year prison term, but with a chance for McDaniel to one day walk free.

Asked about the legal maneuverings of his former client, Buford said, “I’m dealing with a confessed killer who has a legal education and who apparently has a lot of time on his hands. I did an excellent job for him, and it is regrettable and sad that he refuses to accept responsibility for his actions.”

McDaniel’s law degree would seemingly come in handy for someone in his position — someone behind bars and looking for a way out.

In a required affidavit attached to his malpractice suit against Buford, McDaniel mentions how in college he “completed courses in Legal Ethics … and Legal Professionalism.”

To curtail frivolous filings, such lawsuits require the credentials and signature of an expert, typically a licensed attorney, one who in essence is attesting that, yes, legal malpractice has occurred.

McDaniel did graduate law school. But in the weeks afterward, while studying for the bar exam — which he never got to take — something happened. He murdered Lauren Giddings, got caught and was sent to prison. He never became a lawyer.

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