Harvey Updyke Jr. pleads guilty to poisoning Toomer's Corner Oak - WRBL

Harvey Updyke Jr. pleads guilty to poisoning Toomer's Corner Oak Trees

Posted: Updated:
AUBURN, Ala. -

The Lee County District Attorneys office announced Friday that they have reached a plea deal with Harvey Updkye Jr.

Updyke has been sentenced to three years and remains incarcerated until her serves at least 6 months. Upon his release he will remain on probation for 5 years. The DA's office says conditions of his probation include a 7pm curfew, he is not allowed to attend any collegiate events, and is banned from any property belonging to Auburn University. Updyke is also forbidden to speak to any members of the media.

Updyke's trail was scheduled to begin in April in Wetumpka, Alabama, after a Lee County Judge agreed Updyke would be unable to receive a fair trial in Lee County. Lee County District Attorney Robbie Treese says the county has a number of violent felonies awaiting trial and could not justify financing a three week trial merely to arrive at no better a resolution.

 

Liz Buckthorpe

Liz joins the WRBL news team from all the way from New England. More>>

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Columbus police investigating Adair Ave. shooting

    Columbus police investigating Adair Ave. shooting

    Thursday, April 24 2014 2:44 PM EDT2014-04-24 18:44:53 GMT
    Columbus police responding to calls of a shooting on Adair Avenue, police confirm.
    Columbus police responding to calls of a shooting on Adair Avenue, police confirm.
  • April Mugshots

    April Mugshots

    Thursday, April 10 2014 11:54 AM EDT2014-04-10 15:54:25 GMT

    April arrests made in the Upstate and western North Carolina.

    April arrests made in the Upstate and western North Carolina.

  • Amber Alert canceled after toddler girl found; parents arrested

    Amber Alert went out after sibling was found dead

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:00 AM EDT2014-04-24 11:00:27 GMT
    Photo from WJTVPhoto from WJTV
    An Amber Alert has been canceled after 2-year old Maliah Harris was found safe in Georgia. Her 7-month-old sibling, Alyssa, was found dead and Maliah disappeared from a Mississippi home which prompted authorities to issue the alert. The girls parents, Donald Boyd Harris,34, and Allison Studdard, 31, are now in custody.
    An Amber Alert has been canceled after 2-year old Maliah Harris was found safe in Georgia. Her 7-month-old sibling, Alyssa, was found dead and Maliah disappeared from a Mississippi home which prompted authorities to issue the alert. The girls parents, Donald Boyd Harris,34, and Allison Studdard, 31, are now in custody.
Powered by WorldNow

1350 13th Avenue
Columbus, GA 31901

Telephone: 706.323.3333
Fax: 706.327.6655
Email: news@wrbl.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.