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Attorney seeks hearing in Ala. tree poisoning case

Associated Press - March 3, 2011 9:24 AM ET

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - An attorney representing a man charged with poisoning Auburn University's two live oaks at Toomer's Corner wants a speedy preliminary hearing for his client.

Attorney Glennon F. Threatt filed the motion on Wednesday for his client, Harvey A. Updyke Jr., who is accused of poisoning the trees after the 2010 Iron Bowl football game between Alabama and Auburn.

Updyke was arrested by the Auburn Police Division on Feb. 17 and charged with criminal mischief in the first degree. If convicted, he could face up to 10 years in prison.

Updyke was briefly held at the Lee County Detention Center before being released Feb. 18 on $50,000 bond.

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