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Goodan trial reset for November

By Richard Yeakley
June 20, 2012 at 10 p.m.


The trial date for a former Longview 911 supervisor charged with killing his police officer wife nearly two-and-a-half years ago has been reset for a third time.

Harry Goodan, 41, was arrested in December 2010 after he called police to his home claiming that he had killed his wife, Ellyn Goodan, according to a police report.

Goodan was originally set for a March trial date, which was postponed until Monday. The trial now is scheduled to begin Nov. 26.

Goodan will face a jury to decide if he is guilty of his wife's shooting at their Tryon Road apartment.

Goodan faces up to life in prison on the murder charge in 124th District Judge Alfonso Charles' courtroom.

Goodan was freed in January 2011 after his initial $500,000 bond was reduced to $75,000. Ellyn Goodan's father, Jimmy Rice, and his ex-wife, Jonna Goodan, testified in Goodan's favor during the bond reduction hearing before 188th District Judge David Brabham.

A police report, partially released under an open records request, says the husband and wife were fighting in the bathroom.

Among the stipulations tied to Goodan's release are that he must remain home between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. daily; he is barred from possessing a gun, alcohol or illegal drugs; he must wear a monitoring device at all times; and he must report weekly to authorities.

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