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. -- The man accused of murdering Auburn University freshman Lauren Burk was indicted on three capital murder charges Wednesday.
23-year old Courtney Lockhart faces murder charges during the commission of a kidnapping, a robbery and a rape.
Lockhart is also accused of robbing a convenience store in Smiths Station.
He was captured by Phenix City police several days after Burk was murdered.
The judge presiding over the Lockhart case recently issued a gag order to limit pre-trial publicity.
Burk was found murdered a short distance from the campus of Auburn University in March.
Her car was located a short time later burning in a parking lot on Auburn's campus.
WSFA 12 News will have more on this story as it developes.