Auburn’s historic Toomer’s Corner has been through way too much in recent years. But perhaps Thursday’s verdict for arsonist Jochen Wiest can bring some closure for Tigers fans.
According to a report from AL.com’s James Crepea, the German man who set fire to one of the oak trees at Toomer’s Corner following a September football game against LSU entered a guilty plea for his actions in the Lee County Circuit Court on Thursday.
Wiest’s punishment, per Crepea:
- A three-year suspended sentence
- Five years probation
- $20,807 in restitution to Auburn University to replace the damaged tree
- $1,000 fine
- Pay court costs
Wiest reportedly apologized to the court, but refused to comment after leaving the courtroom on Thursday morning.
Here’s a look at his exit:
— James Crepea (@JamesCrepea) January 5, 2017