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Updyke's lawyer denies confession

Updated: June 20, 2012, 7:50 PM ET
Associated Press

OPELIKA, Ala. -- An Alabama fan accused of poisoning two landmark oak trees at rival Auburn should not have to stand trial near the Auburn campus, especially since the defendant's reported confession was published by the student newspaper, his lawyer argued Wednesday.

His renewed venue change argument came on the second day of selecting jurors, whose numbers had been whittled from 85 to 51. He said the pool is tainted and all prospective jurors have said they were familiar with the case ...

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