MACON, Ga. (WMAZ) -- A judge will hear pre-trial motions by the defense for accused murderer Stephen McDaniel in a Bibb County courtroom on Monday.
McDaniel is accused of murdering Mercer Law classmate Lauren Giddings in June 2011 and dumping her dismembered body.
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The defense has filed dozens of motions. Several argue that police removed items from McDaniel's apartment in illegal searches. The defense also argues that police did not advise McDaniel of his rights as soon as they started questioning him.
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Superior Court Judge S. Phillip Brown is hearing the case. A hearing of the motions is expected to last several days.
Last week, McDaniel said that he does not object to the Giddings' family searching his grandfather's property for her remains, as long as they hire private investigators.
Giddings parents filed a wrongful death suit against McDaniel in June asking for permission to search the 63-acre farm in Pike County.