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Defense continues in John Goodman trial

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX)-   Attorneys in the DUI manslaughter trial of millionaire John Goodman have told 15th Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey Colbath they expected to deliver closing arguments as early as Thursday morning.

The trial, now in its ninth day, has seen witnesses deliver powerful testimony as prosecutors set to prove Goodman killed 23-year-old Scott Wilson in a February 12, 2010 auto accident in Wellington.

Goodman, prosecutors alleged, was drunk and left the accident scene.

On Tuesday, defense attorneys surprised prosecutors when they said they would not ask a toxicologist to refute testimony given by Tate Yeatman, a toxicology manager at the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.

The first witness called by the defense on Tuesday was Michael James Urban, a Deerfield Beach-based mechanical engineer at Rimkus Consulting Group, who was expected to corroborate a defense claim that Goodman's Bentley malfunctioned before the accident.

 

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