Toomer's tree poisoning suspect may get 3rd new attorney - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Toomer's tree poisoning suspect may get 3rd new attorney

AUBURN, AL (WBRC) - The third time may be the charm for the man suspected of poisoning the trees at Toomer's Corner.

Harvey Almorn Updyke is expected to get another court-appointed attorney as early as Tuesday. FOX6 Sports Director Rick Karle has confirmed Updyke's current attorney wants off the job citing a conflict of interest because the attorney's wife works at Auburn.

Updyke's first attorney asked last week to be removed citing his employment as a part-time professor at Auburn.

Updyke is accused of putting herbicide on the Toomer's trees to kill them. The trees are not expected to survive.

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