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Harvey Updyke's trial gets delayed

Updated: June 21, 2012, 11:25 PM ET
Associated Press

OPELIKA, Ala. -- A judge on Thursday delayed the trial of an Alabama fan charged with poisoning Auburn's cherished Toomer's Corner oak trees, citing increased media attention stemming from a report this week that the defendant confessed outside the courtroom.

Defense attorneys for Harvey Updyke have also asked the judge to move the trial to a different location, saying that the jury pool so close to Auburn University has been tainted. Judge Jacob Walker said Thursday that he would schedule ...

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