Trials & Litigation

Alabama fan must pay $796K in Auburn U tree-poisoning case


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.

See also:

ABAJournal.com: “Alabama Fan Accused in Poisoning of Auburn U Live Oaks Faces Trial in Felony Case”

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