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Attorneys for John Goodman requests new trial

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) - Polo mogul John Goodman's attorneys filed paperwork Wednesday asking for a new trial.

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

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

The eight-page motion claims the court made errors during the last trial.

Among many issues, the defense argues the judge did not correctly handle blood evidence and that the state prematurely released Goodman's Bentley.

The defense also says it is not fair the trial was not moved out of Palm Beach County. "This is not unusual to see after a conviction...these are valid issues the defense is going to be arguing in their appeal and now we will see what the appellate court does with it," Legal Analyst Michelle Suskauer said.

A sentencing hearing is scheduled for November 19.

It is still not known whether Goodman will be allowed to go back on house arrest while his appeal is considered.

The appeal process could take years.

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