Harvey Updyke, the Alabama fan convicted of poisoning Toomer’s Oaks in Auburn, died Thursday, his son, Bear, . He was 71 years old.
Updyke became infamous (or famous, depending on what part of Alabama you live in) when he poisoned the famous oak trees following the Tigers’ come-from-behind victory over the Crimson Tide in Tuscaloosa in 2010, Auburn’s national championship season.
He admitted the crime during a call into “The Paul Finebaum Show.”
“Let me tell you what I did,” Updyke said. “The weekend after the Iron Bowl, I went to Auburn because I lived 30 miles away, and I poisoned the two Toomer’s trees. I put Spike 80DF in ‘em. They’re not dead yet, but they definitely will die.”
Updyke pleaded guilty