Harvey Updyke is made to pay for his crimes.
Harvey Updyke has pleaded guilty to poisoning Auburn’s famous Toomer’s Corner oak trees, reaching a deal with prosecution that will see him spend six months in jail and five years on supervised probation.
Updyke pleaded guilty to a charge of criminal damage of an agricultural facility, a Class-C felony in Alabama. In a statement announcing the plea deal, Lee County District Attorney Robbie Treese said, “We have a significant number of violent felonies awaiting trial in Lee County, and I could not in good conscience justify financing a three-week trial merely to arrive at no better a resolution.”
Updyke had previously pleaded not guilt by reason of mental disease or defect to charges of criminal mischief, desecration of a venerated object and unlawful damage to a crop facility charges. Other conditions of his plea deal include a 7 p.m. curfew, a ban from attending any collegiate sporting event, a ban from speaking to media, and a ban from setting foot on Auburn’s campus. [Emphasis added.]
No Finebaum? Forever? Man, talk about your cruel and unusual punishment…