Trial begins for suspect in Auburn student's murder - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Trial begins for suspect in Auburn student's murder

AUBURN, AL (WBRC) - The murder trial for the man accused of killing an Auburn University student begins on Monday.

Courtney Lockhart is charged with capital murder in the 2008 death of freshman Lauren Burk.

A gag order was placed on the case a month after the killing. All pretrial hearings have been closed to the media and public. The court sealed the case to try to curb pre-trial publicity.

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