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Harvey Updyke Confesses To Poisoning Auburn Trees, According To Report

Harvey Updyke, the Alabama superfan accused of poisoning trees on the campus of Auburn University, has been indicted on charges including criminal mischief and "desecration of a venerated object."

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Harvey Updyke Confesses To Poisoning Trees, According To Report

Harvey Updyke, charged with poisoning Auburn's famous Toomer's Oaks, surprisingly admits to the crime he's charged with.


Harvey Updyke Indicted In Auburn Tree-Poisoning Case

Breathless readers, can you believe it's been just three scant months since Harvey Updyke's arrest for the Great Auburn Tree-Poisonings? Since "Al from Dadeville" went and got himself arrested, he's been attacked by face-scratching phantoms at a Lee County gas station and told his sob story on Finebaum (complete with a virtual confession of wrongdoing) to a largely disbelieving audience, and now we've finally got some real live legal action to discuss in the form of the long-awaited indictment. The grand jury has spoken, and the charges against Updyke are as follows:

According to court documents, the grand jury indicted Harvey Updyke Jr. on two counts of first-degree criminal mischief, a felony charge; two counts of desecrating a venerated object, a misdemeanor charge; and two counts of unlawful damage, vandalism or theft of property from a farm animal or crop facility, a felony charge.

"Desecrating a venerated object" sounds like something that'll be a lot of fun to argue in court, no? Updyke's arraignment is scheduled for May 26, with a projected trial start date of June 20. Warm-up summer tailgate, anyone? We hear Opelika is lovely this time of year.

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