Harvey Updyke faced his day in Alabama court Wednesday on charges of poisoning the Toomer's Corner trees on Auburn University's campus. Shortly after leaving the court at 2:30 pm, he was attacked at an Opelika gas station just a few miles from the courthouse, according to Paul Finebaum.
According to Updyke attorney Glennon Threatt, the alleged tree poisoner was treated at the hospital for a head injury, and was not stabbed, as had been initially reported.
Oh, and there was the court thing. Updyke waived his right to a preliminary hearing, sending his case to a grand jury on May 2.
It's reasonably safe to suppose those may have been Auburn fans doing the head-injuring, if it happened as reported. Pretty baffling choice there, if so. Way to turn a man who at one point was pretty much being investigated for biological terrorism into a victim. Looks like this story just gained an exciting new twist. Sigh, y'all.