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Harvey Updyke's trial moved

Updated: March 15, 2013, 2:47 PM ET
Associated Press

OPELIKA, Ala. -- A judge is moving the trial of a University of Alabama fan charged with poisoning the Toomer's Corner oak trees at Auburn University.

A circuit judge issued an order Wednesday transferring Harvey Updyke's trial from Opelika to Wetumpka, located in Elmore County near Montgomery.

The change came after prosecutors dropped their opposition to a request by Updyke's lawyers. The defense cited the difficulty of getting a fair trial near Auburn.

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