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

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

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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

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