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Accused Auburn tree poisoner indicted

5/18/2011

It's not a huge surprise by any means, but the man accused of poisoning the trees at Toomer's Corner on Auburn's campus, Harvey Updyke Jr., has been indicted by a grand jury.

The 62-year-old Updyke faces two felony counts of first-degree criminal mischief, two felony counts of unlawful damage, felony vandalism or theft of property from a farm animal or crop facility and two misdemeanor counts of desecrating a venerated object.

Updyke will be arraigned on these charges May 26, according to court documents. His jury trial is scheduled for June 20.