"He's very sincere. He wants to go back to Louisiana and never wants to be heard from ever again." — Andrew Stanley, attorney for Harvey Updyke Jr., the man who poured herbicide on the roots of the live oak trees that were a landmark at Auburn University. Updyke, a University of Alabama fan who poisoned the trees in 2010 during a football rivalry, pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful damage of an animal or crop facility, according to the Associated Press.
Stanley did not say where his client would be living in Louisiana, but Updyke's troubles are not over. He still must serve five years' probation for his crime, and the district attorney's office of Lee County, Ala., is seeking $1,042,000 in damages for the trees.