This incredible interview shows the moment a murderer was told live on air that the body of the woman he killed had been found by police.
It was later discovered that Stephen McDaniel strangled his classmate at Mercer University law school in June 2011.
At the time of this interview, however, nobody even really suspected that the frizzy haired student who livd next door to Lauren Giddings could be responsible for her disappearance.
The video from 2011 is going viral again as McDaniel was told on camera that police had found the body of the missing Giddings hours earlier.
Upon learning the news, 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.
The footage made a lot of viewers suspicious – was his show of emotion a genuine response to learning his friend was dead or was the whole thing an act, showing the desperation of a killer about to be exposed?
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.
The whole affair is absolutely gruesome and horrific, but the video makes for a fascinating watch, giving some sort of insight into the mind of a murderer mere days before he was arrested.