Lauren Giddings' Family Encouraged by Ruling

9:37 PM, Aug 26, 2011   |    comments
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(WMAZ) -- Several family members of Lauren Giddings were in the courtroom Friday for Stephen McDaniel's hearing.

They sat in the second row of the courtroom and most were wearing pink shirts.

"Pink was one of Lauren's favorite colors, and she actually had a tradition at one of the law firms where she worked where they wore pink on Wednesday, and if you wore pink on Wednesday you got to have cake for dessert," Giddings' cousin Kathy Mann said.

"Lauren had so much pink that it is her color, so we will wear pink for her," she said.

Mann said the family is encouraged by the outcome of the hearing.

She said, "We would have been very sad to think we were starting all over again, so we're pleased with the progress. We're pleased with the DA."

Mann said the family came to make sure Lauren is not forgotten.

"This is about her," said Sheryl Bagget, who is also Giddings' cousin.

Mann said "Somebody killed Lauren and so we're going to be here."


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