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Attorneys for Updyke request change of venue

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Harvey Updyke wants a change of venue and Madison County is one of the requested locations.

Updyke faces several charges for allegedly poisoning the trees at Auburn's Toomer's Corner.

Attorneys for Updyke have filed a motion for a change of venue. The motion requests the court to consider Jefferson County, Madison County, or Mobile County for his upcoming trial.

[Click here to read change of venue request (PDF)]

Through his attorneys, Updyke claims he cannot get a fair trial in Lee County, because its residents are so closely linked to Auburn University. 

His attorneys have filed multiple exhibits to back up their claims, including a letter from the University of Alabama banning Updyke from campus.

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