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Conviction upheld in 1988 killing of racing legend Mickey Thompson
Conviction upheld in 1988 killing of racing legend Mickey Thompson

A state appellate court upheld the conviction Monday of a man serving two life terms in prison for the 1988 killing of racing legend Mickey Thompson and his wife. A three-judge panel from the 2nd District Court of Appeal rejected the arguments by Michael Goodwin that numerous errors in the case warranted the reversal of two murder counts he was convicted of in 2007. Goodwin's appeal featured a laundry list of claims against investigators and prosecutors, including misconduct and perjury. He faulted a Los Angeles trial judge for, among other things, allowing the testimony of an eyewitness who saw him surveilling Thompson's home before the killings.  The delay in...

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