Trials & Litigation
Alabama fan must pay $796K in Auburn U tree-poisoning case
Posted Nov 11, 2013 4:25 PM CST
By Martha Neil
A University of Alabama supporter must pay $796,731.98 in restitution for poisoning an iconic 130-year-old stand of oak trees at Auburn University, a state-court judge has ruled.
Harvey Updyke Jr. previously pleaded guilty to poisoning the Toomer's Corner trees. It will take him 132 years to pay full restitution at the court-ordered amount of $500 monthly, reports AL.com.
Hat tip: Associated Press.
ABAJournal.com: "Alabama Fan Accused in Poisoning of Auburn U Live Oaks Faces Trial in Felony Case"