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Tests in Auburn tree poison case could be lengthy

Updated: October 2, 2012, 5:42 PM ET
Associated Press

OPELIKA, Ala. -- With psychiatric testing planned for a University of Alabama fan charged with poisoning Auburn University's oak trees at Toomer's Corner, state mental health officials said Tuesday that such tests can last from hours to years, casting new doubt on when the man's trial will be held.

Harvey Updyke last week surrendered for psychiatric testing at the state-run Taylor Hardin Secure Medical Facility, and he remained in the Lee County jail on Tuesday.

Jeff Shackelford, ...

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