FILE - In this file photo taken Nov. 12, 2010, murder defendant and former Army soldier Courtney Lockhart looks towards his mother during opening statements in his capital murder trial in Opelika, ... more 
FILE - In this file photo taken Nov. 12, 2010, murder defendant and former Army soldier Courtney Lockhart looks towards his mother during opening statements in his capital murder trial in Opelika, Ala. A judge on Wednesday, March 2, 2011, overrode the unanimous recommendation of jurors and sentenced Courtney Lockhart, 26, of Smith Station, to die for the 2008 slaying of Auburn University freshman Lauren Burk, 18, of Marietta, Ga., who was abducted at gunpoint, fatally shot and left to die on a rural road. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Dave Martin, File
Wed, Mar 2, 2011 8:18 PM EST