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Harvey Updyke's trial moved

March, 14, 2013
3/14/13
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Harvey Updyke, the Alabama fan charged with poisoning the Toomer's Corner oak trees at Auburn, is getting his wish -- his trial location is moving.

Updyke's lawyers have cited in the past that they felt Updyke wouldn't get a fair trial if it was near Auburn. A circuit judge issued the order on Wednesday to transfer the trial from Opelika to Wetumpka, which is located in Elmore County near Montgomery, after prosecutors dropped their opposition to a request by Updyke's lawyers.

Updyke's trial is now set to begin on April 8, according to the Opelika-Auburn News. He has pleaded not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect to charges of poisoning the trees during Auburn's 2010 national championship.

Some strange stuff has happened during the bizarre episode that has been the Updyke situation, but with his trial finally approaching, we could finally get some much-needed closure to this whole thing.

Stay tuned ...

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