Man who poisoned Auburn oaks set for release

AP News
Posted: Jun 07, 2013 8:27 PM

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — The University of Alabama fan who poisoned the oaks at Toomer's Corner on the Auburn University campus is scheduled to be released on Monday. reported Friday evening ( ) that Harvey Updyke Jr. is scheduled to be released from the Lee County jail after serving the remainder of his 6-month sentence.

Updyke pleaded guilty in March to one count of unlawful damage of an animal or crop facility. He was sentenced to 6 months in jail and credited with 104 days for time already served.

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The oaks were removed in April. Under his probation, Updyke is forbidden from attending any collegiate sports event, will have a 7 p.m. curfew and is banned from Auburn University.

Meanwhile, prosecutors are seeking $1 million in restitution.