Verdict Reached Re: Mickey Thompson Murders, Appeal Imminent

This case has been brewing for sixteen years and today, a jury has finally come down with its decision. Supercross godfather Mike Goodwin has been found guilty for the deaths of Mickey and Trudy Thompson. The jury also agreed with the special circumstance charges of lying in wait and multiple murder, although the prosecution has chosen not to seek the death penalty in the case. Predictably, there will be an appeal. According to public defender Elena Saris, "We don't believe justice was served. We believe passion controlled and there was a Hollywood version of events." [Thanks to Scott for the tip.]

Ex-associate guilty in murders of racer Mickey Thompson, wife [Contra Costa Times]

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Large Mickey Thompson Murder Enchilada [Internal]