Stephen McDaniel at a court hearing on January 25.
Tuesday on Eyewitness News Mornin', Macon Chief of Police Mike Burns discussed his thoughts on the murder case against Stephen McDaniel.
McDaniel faces a murder charge in the death of fellow Mercer Law graduate Lauren Giddings in June 2011.
He will be arraigned Tuesday at 2 p.m., with a bond hearing to follow.
McDaniel's attorneys are seeking bond for their client. They will have to prove that he is not a flight risk or a danger to others if released from prison.
However, Chief Burns told 13WMAZ's Stephanie Susskind that he doesn't think McDaniel should get bond. He said, "he's charged with death penalty murder; he's got child porn; he's got burglary charges. I hope the judge does not let him out."
Burns also said that almost all evidence Macon Police provided to the Georgia Bureau of Investigations and the Federal Bureau of Investigations has been returned.
He says the police department's portion of the investigation is complete, unless the district attorney asks them to look into something again.
Frank Hogue, one of McDaniel's lawyers, told 13WMAZ a bond is unusual in a murder case, but he says circumstances surrounding his client's case provide an exception.
He says because Bibb County District Attorney Greg Winters failed to bring McDaniel before a grand jury within 90 days of his arrest, McDaniel is eligible for pre-trial release.