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Trial delayed in ‘92 superintendent murder case

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – The trial of a man accused of killing a Muscogee County superintendent has been delayed.   

Thirty-six year-old Kareem Lane is charged with the 1992 murder of former Muscogee County School Superintendent Jim Burns.

Lane was expected to appear in court Monday morning but the trial will begin at a later date as the attorneys await DNA evidence that will be used in the case.

According to court documents, Lane stabbed Burns with a knife during a burglary nearly two decades ago in Burns' home on Broadway.

At the time of the stabbing, Lane was a 17-year-old student at Shaw High School.

Lane is facing three counts of murder and is the Muscogee County jail on $750,000 bond.  He's asked for his bond to be reduced multiple times but those requests have been denied.

News Leader 9 will continue following this story.

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