Tentative Trial Date Set In Auburn Tree Poisoning

Jan 9, 2013

A tentative trial has been set for the man accused of poisoning the Toomer's Oaks at Auburn University.
Credit bleacherreport.com

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.

Updyke is scheduled to appear in court April 8. 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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