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June 19, 2012

Accused Toomer's Oaks poisoner Harvey Updyke reportedly confesses guilt to student newspaper in the midst of jury selection

OPELIKA, Ala. — The trial of Harvey Updyke, the man accused of poisoning the historic oaks at Toomer’s Corner, began Tuesday with the start of a jury selection process that will likely last into today.

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Mike Niziolek joins the Ledger-Enquirer after spending the past three years with MLive.com. The past year he covered Eastern Michigan University athletics, including football and recruiting. He also filled in as a backup writer for the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings and University of Michigan. Mike is a 2004 graduate of Michigan State.