Mental Evaluation Set for Man in Auburn Freshman's Slaying

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - A Lee County judge has ordered a mental evaluation of the man accused of capital murder in the death of Auburn University freshman Lauren Burk to decide if he understood his rights during his arrest.

In a court filing Wednesday, Circuit Judge Jacob A. Walker III put a hold on the case and ordered an evaluation of Courtney Lockhart's "competency to stand trial and mental state at the time
of the offense."

The 23-year-old Lockhart of Smiths Station has pleaded not guilty to three capital murder charges and a robbery charge in the March 4th shooting death of the 18-year-old Marietta, Georgia student.

A trial date has not been set.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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