MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Harvey Updyke, the man accused of poisoning the trees at Toomer's Corner in Auburn, may soon find himself looking for new councel. His attorney wants off the case.
Records indicate Glennon Threatt,Jr. , Updyke's fourth attorney in the case, sought removal from the case. A pending motion dated October 6, 2011 lists Threatt and Updyke in the file.
No reason has been given for Threatt's decision to withdrawal from the case. He did not want to speak on camera but told WBRC Fox 6 that he did indeed file to be taken off the case and that it will be up to the judge to grant that request.
Updyke, who sent shockwaves through both the Auburn and Alabama football nations in February when he told radio sports host Paul Finebaum he'd poisoned the iconic trees to get back at Auburn, recently reappeared on the radio show against the advice of Threatt.
He told Finebaum he was sorry for the situation and apologized to Auburn fans but never specifically said he poisoned the trees.
Updyke is charged with numerous crimes including Criminal Mischief. His trial is scheduled for October 31 in Lee County, but it isn't known how the new information may affect that court date.