Defense Wants Pink Clothes Banned at Murder Trial
MACON, Ga. (AP) - A defense attorney for a man accused of killing and dismembering a Mercer University law school classmate in 2011 wants a judge to ban spectators from wearing the color pink during the trial.
The Telegraph of Macon reports slain Mercer graduate Lauren Giddings was known for wearing pink and her family and friends have been wearing the color at pretrial hearings in the case. An attorney for Stephen McDaniel, the neighbor and classmate charged with killing Giddings, filed a court motion Friday that says allowing a "sea of pink" in the courtroom during McDaniel's trial could unfairly influence the jury.
Attorney Franklin J. Hogue recently persuaded a judge in Houston County to bar a slain woman's supporters from wearing green.
Giddings' sister, Kaitlyn Wheeler, called Hogue's defense motion "ridiculous."
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