Courtney Lockhart has a new trial date set

By: Kirsten Gladen

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The accused killer of Auburn University co-ed Lauren Burk has a new trial date set for November.

News Leader 9 has new details on what lies ahead for capitol murder suspect Courtney Lockhart. News Leader 9 first told you about his arrest in the 2008 murder of Auburn University student Lauren Burk. He's gone before a Lee County judge and has learned when he'll stand trial.

News Leader 9 was the only news media outlet in court Friday during Lockhart's status conference, capturing exclusive video of his entry into the courtroom.

Although the trial date has been rescheduled several times, Judge Walker set November 15, 2010 as the date for the capitol murder trial. Court officials fear the Thanksgiving holiday will fall in the middle of the trial and will prohibit a continuous trial.

Lockhart is accused in the March 4th 2008 murder of student Lauren Burk. According to the arrest report, Lockhart kidnapped, attempted to rape, then shot the freshman during an apparent robbery.

In April of 2009, Lockhart's attorney was denied a change in venue.

Of course News Leader 9 will be at all of these hearings, bring you the very latest.