Trial Date Set in Killing of Auburn Student From Marietta

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  • Auburn Univ. coed and Marietta native Lauren Burk was found dead near Auburn's campus in 2008. She was 18.
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OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) -- A trial date has been set for 25-year-old
Courtney L. Lockhart in the 2008 killing of Auburn University
freshman Lauren Burk.

Lawyers for the defense and prosecution told Lee County Circuit
Judge Jacob A. Walker III on Monday they will be ready for the
trial on Nov. 8.

Lockhart, of Smiths Station, has pleaded not guilty to capital
murder during a kidnapping, capital murder during an attempted rape and capital murder.

Burk, of Marietta, Ga., was found dying by the side of a road in
2008. Prosecutors say Lockhart forced her into her car, then robbed and shot Burk and left her to die.

Defense attorneys are trying to have the trial moved out of Lee
County.

Associated Press

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