Lockhart Goes Before Grand Jury

File photo of Courtney Lockhart
File photo of Courtney Lockhart

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.