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Harvey Updyke Ambushed, Beaten Into Emergency Room After Court Date, According To Report

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.

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