WHEREFORE prepare yourselves, Mobile and Huntsville–the Harvey Updyke could be coming to your cit-taaay! At least if Updyke’s attorney has his way.
In another change of venue request filed, Everett Wess suggested that, if the defenses’ preferred location of Jefferson County wasn’t doable, Huntsville and / or Mobile (or somewhere in Jefferson County) “may provide appropriate sites where a fair and impartial trial may be held.”
“It appears this case permeates multiple aspects of potential juror’s lives in Lee County Alabama and an impartial jury cannot be impaneled,” Wess wrote in another change of venue request filed Wednesday.
“The defendant, Harvey Updyke, requests this Honorable Court to consider the City of Huntsville (Madison County) and/or City of Mobile (Mobile County) as alternate locations.”
Hope y’all want a little Spike in your zang zang.
You can read the motion in its entirety here.
h/t @AUPPL, photo via WarEagleExtra.
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I vote for Mobile. There’s a nice open area near the courthouse where GameDay could set up. Just before the trial begins Corso could don an AU helmet (guilty) or an elephant head (not guilty).
PLEASE let them call me as a juror in Madison County
Six Schlitzes says
I vote for Mobile. There is an abundance of live oaks down there suitable to carry out his sentence.
Huntsville, a lot of AU engineers in that area
I have a suggestion: if you don’t want to be tried for a CRIME in Lee County, don’t commit a CRIME in Lee County.
I agree with James. I would love to play dumb just to be on that jury. Another vote for Madison County!
I don’t believe that Updyke nation, Huntsville, could properly try Harvey, but it would be fun to watch them try.