Cops: Man accused of killing confesses

March 10, 2008 6:08:08 PM PDT
Authorities say a man accused killing an Auburn University student confessed to shooting her. Courtney Lockhart's statement was read at a court hearing Monday. He says in the statement that 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. Lockhart in the statement describes setting her car on fire after the shooting.

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