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Toomer's tree poisoning suspect has 4th attorney, fears safety

AUBURN, AL (WBRC/WTVM) - The man accused of poisoning the historic trees at Auburn's Toomer's corner has yet another attorney.

Harvey Updyke is now on his fourth attorney, Glennon Threatt, of Birmingham.

Updyke's third attorney, Jerry Blevins, filed a motion citing "irreconcilable conflict" between him and Updyke.

[Read: 3rd attorney wants off Auburn tree-poisoning case]

Threatt appeared on the Paul Finebaum Show to discuss his client's plans Tuesday. He told a radio audience that he will make Updyke "look like a human."

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

Updyke is out of jail, but a friend says because of the threats, Updyke is living out of his car next to a creek somewhere in Alabama. 

He has a court hearing next Wednesday in Auburn at 9:00 a.m. at the Lee County Justice Center.

[Read: Report: Suspect in Auburn tree case living in car]

On January 27, Updyke allegedly called the Paul Finebaum radio show to say that he poisoned the trees at Toomer's Corner by applying the herbicide, Spike 80PF to the root system of the trees. 

[Read: Man appears in court for poisoning Toomer's Corner oaks]

[Read: Who is Harvey Updyke?]

News Leader 9 is following this story. We'll have the latest information as soon as it becomes available.

Copyright 2011 WBRC. WTVM contributed to this report. 

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