Harvey Updyke Auburn trees poisioned http://apr.org en Auburn Seeks Input on Future of Toomer's Corner http://apr.org/post/auburn-seeks-input-future-toomers-corner <P>Auburn University is seeking input from students, faculty and residents on what Toomer's Corner should look like if the iconic oak trees have to be destroyed after they were poisoned.</P> <DIV> <P>The Opelika-Auburn News reports (http://bit.ly/11bFHSk) that feedback is being sought in the form of an online survey from now until Jan. Tue, 08 Jan 2013 16:38:02 +0000 The Associated Press 22939 at http://apr.org Auburn Seeks Input on Future of Toomer's Corner Wednesday Hearing in Auburn Tree Poisoning Case http://apr.org/post/wednesday-hearing-auburn-tree-poisoning-case <p>A Lee County judge handling the Toomer's Oaks poisoning case will consider a request from prosecutors Wednesday to revoke the bond for 64-year-old Harvey Updyke.</p><div><p>The Opelika-Auburn News(<a href="http://bit.ly/UPLpoC"><u><font color="#0000ff">http://bit.ly/UPLpoC</font></u></a> ) reports that the district attorney's office based its request on Updyke being arrested in Hammond, La., where he was accused of threatening an employee at a home improvement store.</p> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 13:33:14 +0000 The Associated Press 22880 at http://apr.org Wednesday Hearing in Auburn Tree Poisoning Case Attorney Says 'Bama' Fan Competent To Stand Trial http://apr.org/post/attorney-says-bama-fan-competent-stand-trial <P>Attorneys for Harvey Updyke say the University of Alabama fan is mentally competent to stand trial on charges of poisoning Auburn University's landmark oak trees.</P> <P>But the lawyers said Thursday that Updyke still plans to use an insanity defense to fight the charges.</P> <P>Attorney Margaret Brown told a judge in Opelika that Updyke's mental condition at the time of the offense is an entirely different question than his competency now, about two years after the incident.</P> <P>A judge delayed a planned competency hearing for Updyke. Thu, 20 Dec 2012 23:26:00 +0000 Ryan Vasquez 22246 at http://apr.org Attorney Says 'Bama' Fan Competent To Stand Trial Mental Evaluation Done, Updyke Free from Custody http://apr.org/post/mental-evaluation-done-updyke-free-custody <DIV> <P>The Alabama football fan charged with poisoning Auburn University's landmark oak trees is free from custody following the completion of a mental evaluation.</P> <P>A Lee County judge has released Harvey Updyke into the supervision of his daughter in Louisiana now that the psychiatric testing is done.</P> <P>The Opelika-Auburn News (<A href="http://bit.ly/QtiQwJ"><U><FONT color=#0000ff>http://bit.ly/QtiQwJ</FONT></U></A> ) reported Friday that the judge scheduled a competency hearing for Updyke for Dec. 10 in Opelika. Fri, 30 Nov 2012 14:27:02 +0000 The Associated Press 21392 at http://apr.org Mental Evaluation Done, Updyke Free from Custody