Fourth lawyer: Will make Updyke "look like a human"

Harvey Updyke (Source: Auburn Police Dept.)
Harvey Updyke (Source: Auburn Police Dept.)

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WSFA) - Harvey Updyke has a new attorney, the fourth since being arrested and charged with felony Criminal Mischief last week in the poisoning case of the Toomer's Corners oak trees.

Glennon Threat, based out of Birmingham, says he'll make Updyke "look like a human." Threat appeared on the "Paul Finebaum Show to discuss his client's plans. It was the "Paul Finebaum Show" that Updyke allegedly called in January to admit poisoning the trees.

Threat said his client plans to plead not guilty and will request a change of venue away from Lee County where Auburn University is located.

Two attorneys who were court appointed to represent Updyke asked to be removed from the case because of connections to Auburn University. A third cited "irreconsilable conflict" but did not specify exactly what he meant.

Threat confirmed his client has in fact been living in a car beside a creek since being released from jail.

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