Lawyer aims for plea deal in tree poisoning case

By: AP
By: AP

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.
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Information from: WBRC-TV, http://www.myfoxal.com/

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


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