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Harvey Updyke Jr. in court for Auburn tree case

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OPELIKA - AL -

University of Alabama fan, Harvey Updyke Jr., and his lawyers are in court for a hearing leading up to his trial on charges of poisoning Auburn University's landmark oak trees.  Lee County Circuit Judge, Jacob Walker, is set to consider several motions filed by lawyers in the case, possibly including a defense request to move the trial outside of Lee County.  Prosecutors also have asked the court to revoke Updyke's bond.  Updyke is set for trial April 8th on charges of poisoning Auburn's oak trees at Toomer's Corner.  He's charged with offenses including criminal mischief.  The university says the trees are all but dead, and they will be removed after the spring football game in April.

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