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Trial date set for man charged in '92 superintendent murder

The murder trial for the man accused of killing a Muscogee County school official nearly 20 years ago will be getting underway in a few months.

Surveys for potential jurors should be sent out by the end of the week for Kareem Kane's trial. Jury selection will take place on August 20 and the trial begins on September 4.

Lane is charged in connection with the 1992 murder of former Muscogee County school superintendent Jim Burns. He was arrested last year after new DNA evidence linked him to the hunting knife police believed was used to kill Burns.

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

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

There is a gag order in the case -- restricting attorneys and anyone involved with the case from talking specifics with the media.

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