Courtney Lockhart, who killed an Auburn student in 2008, will die by lethal injection, a Lee County judge ruled Wednesday. The decision by Circuit Judge Jacob Walker came after an outburst by the killer briefly delayed the proceedings.More >>
A jury has recommended a sentence of life in prison without parole for a former Army soldier convicted of capital murder in the abduction and shooting death of an Auburn University student from Georgia.More >>
OPELIKA, AL - A jury has found Courtney Lockhart guilty in the 2008 slaying of Auburn University student Lauren Burk. The jury returned its verdict a little after 1 p.m. on Thursday. The jury will goMore >>
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.
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Auburn, Al. (WSFA) -- Courtney Lockhart, the man accused of murdering a freshman at Auburn University, is set to go before a grand jury Monday.
Prosecutors are presenting their case to a Lee County Grand Jury to see if there's enough evidence to indict the 23-year-old.
If an indictment is issued, the case is expected to go to trial during the next year.
Lockhart is accused of murdering Auburn Freshman Lauren Burke in March and then setting her car on fire a short while later.
Last week, Lee County District Court Judge Russell Bush issued a gag order on the case in an effort to curb pretrial publicity.