Lockhart gets trial date

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - A judge has set a March 29, 2010 trial date for Courtney L. Lockhart, who is charged in the 2008 shooting death of Auburn University freshman Lauren Burk of Marietta, Ga.

Lee County Circuit Court Judge Jacob A. Walker III set Lockhart's trial date during a court hearing Tuesday.

Lockhart, 24, of Smiths Station is charged with capital murder during a robbery, capital murder during a kidnapping and capital murder during an attempted rape. He has pleaded not guilty.

If convicted, he could be sentenced to death or life in prison without parole.

The 18-year-old Burk was killed on March 4, 2008.

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