- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 5, 2014

MACON, Ga. (AP) - Prosecutors want jurors to see the apartments where a slain Mercer University law school graduate lived so they can better understand evidence in the case.

Stephen McDaniel is accused of dismembering and killing Lauren Giddings, who was from Laurel, Md., in June 2011.

The Telegraph reports (http://bit.ly/MsS6MO ) that prosecutors said in court papers that McDaniel’s attorneys agree that it would be beneficial for jurors to visit the apartments.

Defense lawyers have requested a change of venue, saying there’s been extensive publicity in central Georgia. If the trial isn’t moved, it’s possible that it would be held in Macon with jurors brought in from another part of the state.

Bibb County Superior Court Judge Howard Simms has yet to rule on where the trial will be held or when it will begin.

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Information from: The Macon Telegraph, http://www.macontelegraph.com

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