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Further details released on accused oak poisoner

Posted on: February 17, 2011 4:25 pm
 
Posted by Jerry Hinnen

The release of court documents pertaining to the case of the poisoned oaks at Auburn's Toomer's Corner has revealed several more details about alleged perpetrator Harvey Updyke.

Perhaps most crucial among them is that though Updyke has admitted to making a pair of phone calls in which he boasted about spiking the trees with an herbicide named "Spike 80DF," he claims he was not the one who actually poisoned the famous oaks.

The first of those phone calls is Updyke's now-infamous appearance on the Paul Finebaum radio show on Jan. 27, but the documents affirm that Updyke also left a voicemail with an Auburn turfgrass management professor, claiming knowledge of the poisoning. A review of phone records and a comparison between the voice on the voicemail and the Finebaum recording gave law enforcement a phone number which they then traced to Updyke.

Updyke was then arrested early this morning at the Auburn police department. At this time, reports have conflicted over whether Updyke has met bond or not.

Clearly, having twice publicly confessed to the crime, no one will regard Updyke as a criminal mastermind if he proves to be convicted. But for Auburn fans grieving the almost-certain loss of their 130 year-old landmark, embarrassment isn't likely to be punishment enough.

Photo via WTVM .

Comments

Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 13, 2011 10:14 am
 

Further details released on accused oak poisoner

Certainly... i also basically prefer to have got a glance at this new put, your principle is nice.



Since: Nov 9, 2010
Posted on: February 26, 2011 1:44 pm
 

Further details released on accused oak poisoner

They're not really diehard fans of the school. They're diehard fans of the teams connected to that school. They view them separately. But whatever the case, this guy is no fan. He's just a jerk. And that's something of an insult to jerks. 



Since: Dec 30, 2010
Posted on: February 26, 2011 3:33 am
 

Further details released on accused oak poisoner

I will never understand how people with no affiliation to a school/university feel the need to latch onto that school. I'm sure Updyke didn't graduate from Alabama, so why is he so insane as to name his children after it? Come on people. Living close to a school doesn't mean you are a "die hard". I hate people who say they are die hard fans of a certain school, yet never graduated from the school. or had anyone in their family go to that school. It's just weird. Get a life and get something real to be passionate about.



Since: Dec 2, 2007
Posted on: February 18, 2011 12:44 am
 

Further details released on accused oak poisoner

Nope, not using homocide detectives but pesticide detectives! LOL  "Have you hugged your trees today?" LOL



Since: Feb 17, 2011
Posted on: February 17, 2011 11:29 pm
 

Further details released on accused oak poisoner

I am going to take a shot in the dark and say they are not using homicide detectives to solve this case.



Since: Jan 30, 2011
Posted on: February 17, 2011 8:24 pm
 

Further details released on accused oak poisoner

Patty, you are an idiot, complete and total. 

Are you inbred, perhaps? 



Since: Sep 12, 2008
Posted on: February 17, 2011 7:33 pm
 

Further details released on accused oak poisoner

THIS IS A SERIOUS CRIME, DESTROYING 130 YEAR OLD LANDMARK OAK TREES IS VERY SERIOUS.
Hope this clown is convicted.



Since: Aug 10, 2007
Posted on: February 17, 2011 7:25 pm
 

Further details released on accused oak poisoner

You're kidding right?

Ever hear of "multi-tasking"?

Or should they allow every law that's not murder to be broken while they devote 100 percent of their time doing that?

DOLT


Patty2
Since: Sep 16, 2010
Posted on: February 17, 2011 6:01 pm
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