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Tentative Date Set in Harvey Updyke Trial

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
A tentative trial date has been set for Harvey Updyke Jr., the man accused of poisoning the Toomer

Harvey Updyke

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) -- A tentative trial date has been set for Harvey Updyke Jr., the man accused of poisoning the Toomer's Oaks at Auburn University with a powerful herbicide during Auburn's national championship run in the 2010 football season.

The Opelika-Auburn News reports (http://bit.ly/WACBzO ) Updyke is scheduled to appear in court April 8. The television station reports a hearing will also be held Feb 13 to discuss pending motions -- which include a request by the Lee County District Attorney's Office to revoke Updyke's bond.

Prosecutors are also requesting that Updyke be asked to pay a higher surety bond after being arrested in Hammond, La., where he was accused of threatening an employee at a home improvement store.


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