Monday, April 9, 2012

Felonious Four Defendant seeks drug testing data from Auburn

Antonio Goodwin trial starts with jury selection; defense seeking Auburn drug-test information
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Antonio Goodwin's attorneys are seeking access to Auburn University drug-testing data and have subpoenaed Rich McGlynn, Auburn's senior associate athletic director for compliance, and two other Auburn officials.

Auburn lawyers have sought to quash the subpoena, calling it "unreasonable, oppressive" and a fishing expedition.

But in new filings released today, Goodwin's attorneys argue that Auburn has already turned over 600 pages of documents to Mosley's attorneys.

The documents requested by Goodwin "go to the heart of the defense of mental intent," his lawyers wrote. Specifically, the information could shed light on "whether the defendant was under the influence of hallucinogenic drugs."
Jury selection began today in the first trial of four defendants in last year's armed robbery scandal. Four former Auburn football players are accused of bursting into an occupied dwelling, holding up the occupants and stealing stuff and attempting to make a clean getaway down Lee Rd.

Goodwin's defense is that he is innocent by reason of mental incompetence. That is, he was either insane or so under the influence of drug induced psychosis that he didn't know what he was doing.

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