EXCLUSIVE — John Goodman’s Bentley, Victim’s Hyundai Missing From Evidence!

How John Goodman's car crashed into Scott Wilson

This is how John Goodman’s black Bentley crashed into Scott Wilson’s Hyundai in February 2010 in Wellington (Special to Gossip Extra)

The Bentley that Wellington polo mogul John Goodman drove into the Hyundai of a freshly graduated engineering student in a February 2010 DUI accident is missing from the Palm Beach County Sheriff‘s evidence warehouse, Gossip Extra has learned.

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John Goodman’s booking photo after a Palm Beach County jury found him guilty last year (Courtesy PBSO)

It’s no longer available for Goodman’s attorneys to analyze, something that could throw the millionaire’s re-trial for DUI manslaughter into chaos!

Doug Duncan, Goodman’s new defense attorney, made the stunning revelation today in a motion filed with a court in West Palm Beach and exclusively obtained by Gossip Extra.

UPDATE — Prosecutors say car disappearance won’t hurt their new case!

“The defense is shocked and surprised to learn that both vehicle, previously described as critical evidence, and that the integrity of said evidence could only be maintained by being held in state custody, are no longer in evidence and no longer available for examination by the defense,” the motion reads.

The absence of the vehicles could become a big deal since, in Goodman’s first trial, he claimed the Bentley malfunctioned and surged forward at a stop sign before colliding with the Hyundai.

The jury that found Goodman guilty of DUI manslaughter last year didn’t seem to believe that theory brought forth by Miami defense attorney Roy Black.

In time, Goodman was sentenced to 16 years behind bar, but a new trial was ordered in May because of jury misconduct.

Emails between Duncan and Assistant State Attorney Sherri Collins included in today’s motion, meanwhile, show that the wrecks of both the Bentley and Hyundai were released after the guilty verdict was pronounced.

In the motion, Duncan asked for all of the State Attorney’s documentation showing who ordered the release of the cars, and why.

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Comments

  1. JOEL GOODMAN says

    I DOUBT THAT GOODMAN OR ANYONE ASSOCIATED WITH HIM HAD A HAND IN “REMOVING” THE VEHICLES. I THINK IT IS MORE LIKELY THE PB POST ORDERED IT AS THEY SEEM TO HAVE PUT THEMSELVES IN THE POSITION OF PROSECUTOR, JUDGE AND JURY IN THIS CASE. THE LACK OF ANY FAIRNESS IN REPORTING THIS ENTIRE SAD EPISODE IS EVEN MORE REASON THAT OUR LOCAL FISHWRAPPER IS IRRELEVANT AND USELESS…AND THE INK STILL COMES OFF ON MY BACKSIDE……….

  2. Columbo says

    “And Justice For All” … thats right … screw the rich white guy! How does someone lose two CARS!?! that were in the impound! The “case against him is still as solid”?!? your kidding me right… seriously? SOMEONE obviously authorized these CRITICAL pieces of EVIDENCE to be SOLD! & they authorized it BECAUSE the case is NOT solid. I sure do wonder WHO authorized that?! .. and why… Im sure that the “prosecutor” Mrs. Roberts would have that information and I’m sure she would want to see the the right thing done here. MAYBE someone should ask her!!? What do you think JOSE?!? Oh wait…she’s also nowhere to be found … funny … now with her NEW JOB, SHE is now the RICH WHITE Girl… I KNOW WHERE TO FIND HER!!! on Scott Smith’s YACHT!! After all… Im sure she can find 46 million reasons to sacrifice one rich white guy. Its so interesting and such a coincidence that she is now working for/ with the Attorney of the victim’s family …I’m sure there’s no conflict there … I wonder how she got that… 46 MILLION REASONS Jose, $46million.

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