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Another attorney ditches Harvey Updyke Jr.’s case

Harvey Almorn Updyke Jr.

Mike Florio, you have a call on line 1.

Harvey Updyke Jr., the man accused of poisoning the trees at Toomer’s Corner, hasn’t been able keep a lawyer at all — or a trial date — at all. Three attorneys over the past several months have already asked to be removed from Updyke’s case in which he was indicted in May on two counts of criminal mischief, two counts of desecrating a venerable object and two counts of a state law. Now, the Alabama fan’s most recent lawyer has decided he wants to move on as well.

I just don’t feel I am the person anymore,” said Updyke’s attorney, Glennon F. Threatt, who filed a motion to withdraw as counsel Thursday. “He needs somebody he will trust, and he needs somebody he will listen to.”

Threatt is one of two attorneys representing Updyke, the other being Everett Wess, but it appears Updyke didn’t listen to either one of them when calling in to the Paul Finebaum show last week to apologize for the “damage he’s done“.

That infamous call, as you could imagine, was “strongly against the advice” of his counsel.

Updyke stopped just short of saying he poisoned the trees at Toomer’s Corner, and abruptly exited the show after saying “I guess I’ve said enough. I guess I’ve done enough damage.”

Apparently enough damage to make him lose yet another attorney.

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13 Responses to “Another attorney ditches Harvey Updyke Jr.’s case”
  1. southernpatriots says: Oct 6, 2011 7:33 PM

    Updyke needs to be examined by a bevy of psychiatrists and therapists. Maybe just a recent graduate of law school can ask a judge to commit him to a facility where he will receive the care he needs. Take away all telephones from Harvey and all his access to the media.

  2. dcroz says: Oct 6, 2011 8:30 PM

    He just needs to go ahead and plead “guilty” now. If Glennon Threatt gives up on you, then there isn’t anyone else who’s going to be interested in taking your case.

  3. thompgk says: Oct 6, 2011 9:04 PM

    Look at that face….that is the face of a typical Alabama fan.

    He’s sitting behind his computer right now, probably logging into some badly formatted message board, ready to type an indecipherable message that only an Alabama fan can understand.

  4. rajuncajun28 says: Oct 6, 2011 10:41 PM

    Thompgk is absolutely right!!! All redneck Bammy fans look the same and it is likely due to the fact they are all related….family trees don’t branch in little nicky’s part of the country….

  5. freidasboss says: Oct 6, 2011 11:28 PM

    I actually caught this interview on air last week. The guy obviously has some issues. I would imagine he has a lot more than this,” to get right with god” about.

    I don’t feel bad for him at all but you can’t fix stupid

  6. lbijake says: Oct 6, 2011 11:34 PM

    For any lawyer, much less three, to turn down a paying case with lots of free publicity, there has to be something dreadful wrong with this client.

  7. southernpatriots says: Oct 7, 2011 12:04 AM

    Ibijake: Absolutely. He is not of sound mind. (in case anyone wondered?). He will not listen to nor obey his counsel. He has not been honest with his counsel. No self-respecting attorney or those who ascribe to the bar association ethics can remain his attorney, so they don’t.

  8. pthompson1187 says: Oct 7, 2011 9:11 AM

    on a random note, how cool is it as an attorney to have ur last name as threatt lol.

  9. Romulus says: Oct 7, 2011 1:32 PM

    i feel sorry for this alabama fan. no class.

  10. lakesidegator says: Oct 7, 2011 2:12 PM

    @pthompson1187: There is a criminal defense attorney in my area, whose last name is Killam.
    And, yes, he has done a number of death penalty cases.

  11. 4thgentiger says: Oct 7, 2011 3:56 PM

    People need to stop making excuses for this guy. He is NOT mentally ill, but he IS an idiot. He is just another redneck bama fan with a misplaced sense of entitlement.

  12. charger383 says: Oct 7, 2011 3:59 PM

    And this guy was a police officer?

  13. alligatorsnapper says: Oct 7, 2011 6:50 PM

    @charger383–I think I heard that this guy was a retired Texas Ranger. I hope I’m wrong because that makes Chuck Norris look bad.

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