A hearing in the capital murder case of Courtney Lockhart is scheduled for next week.
Lockhart, charged in the March 4, 2008, slaying of 18-year-old Lauren Burk, is scheduled to appear before Lee County Circuit Court Judge Jacob Walker III on Feb. 26, said District Attorney Nick Abbett.
The purpose of the hearing is to determine if the trial should be moved to a different county, or a change of venue, the prosecutor said.
Lockhart, who was 23 when Burk died, has pleaded not guilty.
Burk, of Marietta, Ga., had a gunshot wound and was found lying in the roadway of Ala. 147 between Lee Road 72 and U.S. 280.
She died at East Alabama Medical Center.
Police later found her black 2001 Honda Civic on fire in the Hinton Field parking lot at Auburn.
Lockhart was arrested days later.
He told police that after he shot Burk, he drove her car back to campus and set it on fire, warrants state.