Toomer's Corner Update: Possible Plea Deal?

By: Associated Press and WTVY
By: Associated Press and WTVY

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AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - The lawyer for an Alabama man accused of
poisoning the famed Toomer's Corner oak trees at Auburn University
says he will attempt to reach a plea deal with prosecutors.

Harvey Updyke Jr. is scheduled to appear Wednesday in U.S. District Court.

His attorney, Glennon Threatt Jr., told WBRC-TV of Birmingham that he will try to reach a plea deal with prosecutors to avoid possible jail time for his client.

Updyke faces charges of criminal mischief after authorities said he used herbicide to poison the trees.
Information from: WBRC-TV,

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by May Location: Enterprise on Apr 19, 2011 at 04:17 PM
    What a joke if he gets a plea deal. I think a good punishment is to make him drink 2 cans worth of that herbicide and see how HE does. Put him UNDER the jail and throw away the key. What kind of demented person does this? If I didn't already hate Bama, I would start. What a bunch of losers.
  • by Patrick Location: Virginia on Apr 19, 2011 at 04:06 AM
    This man should get no deal....He needs some jail time for his actions.I am not a tree hugger however In this case I think some justice needs to be delivered in the form of a couple of years at Holman...I havent heard why he did it in the first place People can do some stupid things
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