03/11/2008

Suspect confesses to killing Auburn student

By Mike Morris
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

PHENIX CITY, Ala. — The Alabama man charged with killing Auburn University freshman Lauren Burk confessed to police that he shot the Marietta native during a robbery and attempted rape last week, according to murder warrants read during his first court hearing.

In affidavits for the murder warrants charging Courtney Lockhart with three counts of capital murder, Auburn police Detective Randy Armstrong stated that Lockhart "admitted that he forced Ms. Burk into her car and robbed her of personal property.

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