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Jury selection begins in John Goodman retrial

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) - Attorneys began questioning a pool of potential jurors in Hillsborough County Monday for the retrial of John Goodman.

When asked Monday morning whether any had heard of Goodman, a handful raised their hands.

The judge also wanted to know if prospective panel members would mind spending almost a month sequestered in what he called "a very nice" hotel room in Palm Beach County.

Jurors who are chosen will not be allowed to use Facebook or Twitter and might even have their cellphones taken away.

Jurors are not being chosen from South Florida due to concerns that pre-trial publicity would taint a local jury pool.

A jury found Goodman guilty of DUI manslaughter in 2012, but Goodman was awarded a new trial because of juror misconduct.

Goodman was driving a Bentley that hit Scott Wilson's car in 2010. Wilson's vehicle went into a canal and he drowned.

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