Lockhart Jury to Resume Deliberations Thursday

By: Bob Johnson
By: Bob Johnson

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) - Jurors are expected to again watch a garbled videotape of Courtney Lockhart admitting to police that he kidnapped 18-year-old Auburn freshman Lauren Burk when they return to resume deliberations in Lockhart's capital murder trial.

The jurors deliberated for two and a half hours Wednesday afternoon without reaching a verdict in Lockhart's capital murder trial. The jurors had asked Circuit Judge Jacob Walker for permission to again watch the videotaped statement. Walker said he would have the tape replayed for jurors when they return at 9 a.m. Thursday.

An Iraq War veteran, Lockhart is charged with kidnapping Burk in her car from the Auburn campus on March 4, 2008. Prosecutors say he robbed Burk and shot her in the back and she was attempting to escape from her car.

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