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Last updated 8:12PM ET
March 3, 2021
Confession Of Suspect In Auburn Student Slaying Read In Court
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - Authorities say the man accused of abducting and killing an Auburn University student confessed to the crime.

Courtney Lockhart's statement was read at a court hearing Monday in which he says he abducted Lauren Burk on the Auburn campus, robbed her and attempted to rape her before he shot her.

The 18-year-old freshman from Marietta, Ga., was found fatally wounded Tuesday night about five miles from the campus. In the statement Lockhart described setting her car on fire after the shooting.

His statement was read in a Lee County courtroom while several thousand Auburn University students held a memorial service for her on campus.

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