Harvey Updyke admits to poisoning

Updated: June 20, 2012, 2:47 PM ET
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Harvey Updyke has confessed to poisoning the famed Toomer's Corner trees near Auburn University, according to a report Tuesday.

The Auburn Plainsman reported Updyke admitted his guilt at the Lee County Justice Center in Opelika, Ala., during recess of the jury selection for his upcoming trial.

Updyke was approached outside an elevator by Plainsman community editor Andrew Yawn, and voluntarily spoke about the charges he is facing.

"Did I do it? Yes," Updyke said.

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