Trial date set in AU student murder case - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Trial date set in AU student murder case

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A photo of Lauren Burk from a Facebook memorial page. A photo of Lauren Burk from a Facebook memorial page.

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. 

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