Lockhart Indicted on Three Murder Charges

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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.