I am so sick of this:
A judge on Thursday delayed the trial of an Alabama fan accused of poisoning Auburn’s cherished Toomer’s Corner oak trees, citing increased media attention stemming from a report this week that the defendant confessed outside the courtroom.
Defense attorneys for Harvey Updyke have also asked the judge to move the trial to a different location, saying that the jury pool so close to Auburn University has been tainted. Judge Jacob Walker said Thursday that he would schedule a hearing to consider the request.
Prosecutor Robbie Treese objected after the judge’s ruling and noted that the issue was “invited by the actions of the defendant.” But Walker replied that the report of the confession marked “a very unusual set of circumstances.”
It’s time to move on, folks.
Both sides need to work out a plea bargain and hit the flusher.