Harvey Updyke reportedly admitted he poisoned Auburn trees
Jury selection for Harvey Updyke’s trial began this week, and the alleged Toomer’s Corner oaks poisoner reportedly has already admitted his guilt.
Andrew Yawn of The Auburn Plainsman — Auburn University’s student newspaper — says he approached Updyke at the Lee County Justice Center on Tuesday, identified himself as a reporter, and received a voluntary confession.
“Did I do it? Yes,” Updyke told Yawn.
Updyke apparently complained about his health and said he thought he was going to pass out throughout the morning while jury selection was taking place. He also believes his fate is sealed.
“They’re going to find me guilty… it’s a done deal,” Updyke said. “I don’t think I’m going to get a fair trial.”
Updyke reportedly expressed remorse to Yawn and said the event ruined his life.
Given all the back-and-forth that’s gone on, including Updyke’s claim he was assaulted, I think Harvey was underestimating himself when he said he’s a “very unhealthy Alabama fan.”
He is very clearly just an unhealthy person.