Murder suspect visited gruesome Web site, court told

Accused killer Stephen McDaniel visited websites about gynophagia, sexual arousal from seeing someone eaten, prosecutors said during a Friday hearing. y



MACON, Ga. — The Telegraph newspaper reports murder suspect Stephen McDaniel visited Web sites about gynophagia – sexual arousal from seeing someone eaten – prosecutors said during a hearing Friday morning.

McDaniel, 28, is charged with murder in the June 2011 death of his fellow Mercer University law school classmate and neighbor, Lauren Giddings, 27.

Giddings’ dismembered torso was discovered in a trash can outside the Georgia Avenue apartments where she and McDaniel lived.

McDaniel’s lawyers had filed a motion requesting an order from the judge requiring prosecutors to disclose information about specific Web sites reportedly visited by McDaniel, as revealed by an analysis of his computer.

District Attorney David Cooke also said McDaniel visited a Web site with a story about the “dismemberment of a woman done to hide murder.”

Cooke said a gynophagia site visited by McDaniel includes an illustration showing a body in a condition similar to how Giddings was found.

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