John Goodman Bentley missing from evidence, defense attorneys say

The new attorneys for International Polo Club founder John Goodman want answers. And they are turning to a Palm Beach County judge for help.

They want the Palm Beach County State Attorney's Office to tell them why John Goodman's 2007 Bentley -- a key piece of evidence in his DUI manslaughter trial -- was released from evidence. The other vehicle involved in the case was also released from evidence, according to a court document filed by the defense.

The missing evidence was first reported in an online report. bitly:

Defense attorney Roy Black argued the Bentley malfunctioned the night it crashed into the car driven by Scott Wilson.

A judge overturned Goodman's conviction after allegations of juror misconduct surfaced.

Attorneys want his retrial moved out of Palm Beach County.

In a motion to the court, "the defense would thus like to know who made the decision to release the vehicles from evidence, when this decision was made, and why."

The web team contributed to this report.


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