Some members of Lauren Giddings' family came out for Stephen McDaniel's hearing Tuesday.
Giddings' cousin, Kathy Mann, says they keep in touch with Greg Winters about once a month.
She says some of the information that came out Tuesday wasn't a shock, and knowing what would happen before the hearing helps the family cope.
Mann says she doesn't think McDaniel will be released on bond because he still faces child pornography charges.
"If for some reason he were to make bail, I would be very upset," she says. "I think that the charges outweigh his right for bail in this instance. That's my opinion. It may not be the law. But it's my opinion, and I would hate to think that he would be free with a capital murder charge against him."
Mann says the reality of it all is worse than anything they'll ever hear in court.
"Even though it is always emotional and upsetting, we were prepared."
Another of Giddings' cousins, Sheryl Baggett, agrees.
"She's gone," Baggett say. "We live every single day with worse than anything that they can tell us."