Harvey Updyke Shocks The World

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  1. Jack Parkman

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    and admits he was the tree killer. Never saw this coming I always believed you Harvey...say it ain't so Harvey...say it ain't so

    Harvey Updyke admits to tree poisoning

    June, 20, 2012
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    By Edward Aschoff | ESPN.com
    Harvey Updyke has confessed to poisoning the famed Toomer's Corner trees near Auburn University, according to a report Tuesday.

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    The Auburn Plainsman reported Updyke admitted his guilt to reporter Andrew Yawn at the Lee County Justice Center in Opelika, Ala., during recess of the jury selection for his upcoming trial.

    What most everyone who had heard about this tragic and extremely sad ordeal (for both sides) long suspected was revealed, and it sounds like Updyke, 63, just finally wanted to come clean about the incident that has rocked both the Auburn and Alabama fan bases.

    "Did I do it? Yes," Updyke told Yawn on Monday.

    Updyke wasn't pressured into fessing up, either. When he could have easily issued a standard "no comment" Updyke simply admitted his guilt when approached by Yawn outside of an elevator on the second floor of the Lee County Justice Center.

    The man who denied using the Spike 80DF, a very powerful herbicide, to poison the historic, 131-year-old oaks that stand as sort of an unofficial gateway to Auburn's campus, and pleaded not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect on charges that include criminal mischief and desecrating a venerable object, casually confessed before his trial had even started.

    “They’re going to find me guilty … it’s a done deal,” Updyke told the Plainsman. “I don’t think I’m going to get a fair trial.”

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  2. Z

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    Read somewhere he faces up to 40 years.
     
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    If he gets 40 years, I hope there is a school shooting at auburn that makes the Virginia tech shooting look like a simple hunting accident.
     
  5. SWIMFAN

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    defense as trying to say this tainted the jury pool, but they themselves did it.

    he'll try to change venue, then appeal it. hope the motherfucker chokes on his fat tongue personally, but i'll take 6 yrs in jail too
     
  6. Waldo746

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    Waste of tax $$$ just like the steroids cases IMO.

    RTR
     
  7. Jack Parkman

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    I mean he pretty much admitted it on finebaum, now this.....he really is a defense attorneys nightmare
     
  8. Guns

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    Farva is obese
     
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  9. Talking Head

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    He's gonna wind up getting a huge fine and possibly a little time in the pen. I hate the dude for what he did but in no way should he face fucking 40 years in jail. That's absurd.
     
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    Come the fuck on. 40 years for poisoning a tree?

    You can murder a person and be out in 7 years. :facepalm:
     
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    40 years would be awesome
     
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  13. Z

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    I'm sure he won't get it, but that's the potential if convicted.

    The plea they offered the guy was 13 years. 13 years for killing a tree?
     
  14. Talking Head

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    His story is that he was sitting next to a guy at the 2010 Iron Bowl and the guy said he was gonna kill the tree with Spike 40DF. Updyke claims that he didn't think it would be a big deal so he took credit for it on Finebaum.

    I'm pretty sure you have to have a license to access that stuff and Updyke has one. He really is borderline fucking retarded.
     
  15. Jack Parkman

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    I feel like saban calling him an idiot and bama banning him from campus would be more of a punishment to him than life in jail
     
  16. Odin

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  17. Talking Head

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    I don't think the world would be missing that guy much. He has been a wondrous display of human stupidity with every move he's made.

    I think the 40 years is from terrorism charges. The claim is that the Spike 40DF could have gotten into the water supply and poisoned thousands. :roll: Big fan of the prosecutor in this case.
     
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    Lol guy gets 15 years for robbing someone in auburn and they wanna put updyke in for 40. Joke
     
  19. Guns

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    Jail will be an upgrade from that shanty he was residing in.
     
  20. VoodooChild5

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    Should have said "If I did do it, this is what I would have done" and then went into chilling detail about how he would have murdered those two trees.
     
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  22. Jack Parkman

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    I don't remember what he said but he pretty much admitted to doing it without actually coming out and saying "yeah I did it" and thats when his attorney had to chime in and say "and let me say...this is in noway Harvey confessing and saying he did it"
     
  23. Arrec Bardwin

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    It really doesn't matter how long they put him in jail for. He's gonna die in under 5 years anyways.
     
  24. Kirk Fogg

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    Good, he can make up for not taking a shower on a regular basis from the previous 40 years.
     
  25. Z

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    :cmonson:

    Red Elephant Club is taking care of Harvey. Did you not see that guy on Bourbon Street leading up to the national championship game. We probably got him a ticket.
     
  26. TC

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    This is like when the Ice Truck Killer :airquote: confessed :airquote: on season 1 of Dexter
     
  27. Jeffrey Lebowski

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    Wasn't aware that poisoning a tree was a criminal offense
     
  28. Kirk Fogg

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    Borderline?
     
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  30. dblplay1212

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    I'm pretty sure they've already done that. He was at a softball game this year and was kicked out.
     
  31. Arrec Bardwin

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    Destruction of property, which would probably not have netted him jail time.

    But since he used a powerful federally controlled herbicide, there are a few more avenues the BTC was able to convince the AD to go after.
     
  32. Jack Parkman

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    Meh getting kicked out of a softball game is like Bama shooting a squirt gun at him to go away, now when they kick him out of a FOOTBALL GAME it'll be like hitting his ass with a fire hose and that one will probably cause him to off himself
     
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  33. dblplay1212

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    It's going to be comical with Harvey Updyke recieves more time than Desmonte Leonard.
     
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    Auburn fans should be ashamed.
     
  35. Arrec Bardwin

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    Well Leonard will probably plead, so that makes the comparison moot. Otherwise they would be looking at the death penalty.
     
  36. Boom TittyMilk

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    He doesn't have a license. He tried to purchase it from my aunt and uncles tru green chemlawn franchise in auburn.

    They are actually going to be witnesses in the trial.
     
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  38. dblplay1212

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    Spend less money on petty court cases. Spend more on pool security.
     
  39. audrew

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    I don't care if Updyke goes to prison. I just want him to die.
     
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    Why did they sell it to him if he doesn't have a license for it?
     
  41. Boom TittyMilk

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    Spend more money on tornado sirens.
     
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  42. Boom TittyMilk

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    Tried does not mean they did and they obviously didn't sell it to him. They just don't hand that shit out.
     
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  44. Arrec Bardwin

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    Go fuck yourself fat faggot.
     
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  45. Jack Parkman

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    I really almost feel sorry for him for how dumb he actually is
     
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    :warn:
     
  47. High Cotton

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    Is this where I say that you would have been able to comprehend and understand the post you replied to if you weren't a sidewalk?
     
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  48. Z

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    In honor of my good friend Harvey.

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  49. dblplay1212

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    This picture always makes me laugh. Those people take those trees more seriously than I take the internet.
     
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  50. Talking Head

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    I just want you all to realize that if those trees die it's gonna cost a shitload to replace them, so let's not act like this dude didn't do some extensive destruction of property. We're not talking about a fucking tree out in the woods. They're gonna have to rip up the old ones meaning half the entire corner as well, do soil treatments causing a major intersection of Auburn to be shut down for an extended period of time, then they're gonna have to actually replace the trees which is also going to be expensive as fuck. And that's all gonna come out of the taxpayer's pocket.

    Yes he just killed a tree, but he did likely more than a million dollars worth of damage to public property. On top of making a huge public trial take place that will cost a shitload as well.