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The man who called into a radio show just over 2 years ago to say that he poisoned the famous oak trees at Toomer’s Corner on the campus of Auburn University, entered a guilty plea at Lee County Circuit Court on Friday and will serve the remaining six months of a three-year jail sentence, according to AL.com. Harvey Updyke is the man who made that phone call to the Paul Finebaum show on January 27, 2011. He claimed his name to be “Al”, and confessed to infecting the oaks with herbicide called Spike 80DF shortly after Auburn came back to defeat Alabama in 2010. He said it was in retaliation of fans of the Auburn Tigers rolling Toomer’s Corner after announcement of former Alabama Crimson Tide head-coach Paul “Bear” Bryant’s death in 1983. He ended the call with “Roll damn Tide!” There is no evidence that this rolling of Toomer’s Corner ever happened. Shortly after the call, authorities began investigating the claim and did find heavy dosage’s of the herbicide to have contaminated the healthy trees. The call that he made into Finebaum’s show was eventually traced back to Updyke. He was originally charged with criminal mischief. Updyke originally entered [...]
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