85
      Wednesday
      95 / 74
      Thursday
      93 / 70
      Friday
      91 / 68

      Man who poisoned Auburn Tree asks court for a break

      The man who pleaded guilty to poisoning the Toomer's Corner oak trees at Auburn University is asking a judge for a break.{} Harvey Updyke says he can't afford to pay the school $500 a month in restitution payments.{} He's asking the judge to reduce his payments to only $50.

      If Updyke's request is granted, it would take him about 1,328 years to pay off the total.{}{} {}Updyke served six months in jail after pleading guilty to poisoning the trees during Auburn's national championship run in 2010. {}{} {}This week, Updyke filed a court document stating his monthly gross income is $3,030, and the retiree lists monthly expenses of nearly $2,800.{}{}

      component-story-more_media_horiz-v1-01
      FOLLOW US ON TWITTER