John Goodman hearing update: Defense attorneys raise new questions in Goodman case

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -  Attorneys for John Goodman are raising new questions in his DUI manslaughter case.

They're arguing that authorities did not read Goodman his Miranda rights in a timely manner the night of a crash that resulted in the death of Scott Wilson.

Goodman was driving a Bentley that crashed into Wilson's car. Wilson drowned when his vehicle went into a canal.

Goodman was found guilty of DUI manslaughter, but the conviction was later dropped after a juror was found guilty of contempt of court.

A judge also still needs to decide if Goodman's blood-alcohol sample from the night of the crash can be used as evidence in his retrial.

Prosecutors say a lot needs to happen before a new trial can begin.

“We have to do this the correct way so we only do it once, and we get it right, both for the defendant’s rights and the for the rights of the victim so this case can get fairly tried,” said Chief Assistant State Attorney Al Johnson.

No new trial date has been set. Another hearing is set for May.

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