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Harvey Updyke jury selection begins

Updated: June 19, 2012, 7:41 PM ET
Associated Press

OPELIKA, Ala. -- Nearly half of the prospective jurors in the trial of an Alabama fan accused of poisoning two trees at the famed Toomer's Corner next to Auburn University said they or close friends or family have participated in the celebratory rolling of the oaks with toilet paper after Tigers victories.

Eighty-five candidates filled Judge Jacob Walker's Lee County courtroom a few miles from Auburn's campus on Tuesday, the first day of jury selection, which resumes Wednesday morning.

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