- Publish Date
- Saturday, 5 September 2015, 5:12PM
If you don't want to watch the whole video - he is told at 1:23.
This interview shows the moment a murderer was told live on air that the body of his victim had been found by police.
At the time, no one knew Stephen McDaniel had strangled his classmate in June 2011.
Upon learning the news that Lauren Giddings' body had been found, McDaniel completely broke down and started freaking out, frequently reiterating that he didn’t “know anyone who would want to hurt her” while on the verge of tears.
Soon after the interview aired, police arrested McDaniel on suspicion of murder. He later confessed to sneaking into Giddings’ room wearing a mask and gloves, after months of spying on her via webcam, and killing her.
He put Giddings’ body into her bath and went back to his own apartment next door, before he later returned and dismembered her body, dumped parts of her torso in a dumpster, and then joined a search party to look for her.
McDaniel was ultimately sentenced to life in prison for the murder.