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Trial moves to May in Longview officer slaying

From Staff Reports
March 19, 2012 at 11 p.m.


The trial for a former 911 supervisor accused of killing his police officer wife two years ago was moved on Monday to May 21, online records show.

Harry Goodan, 41, was arrested in December 2010 when he summoned police to the Tryon Road apartment he shared with his wife, Jamie Ellyn Goodan, and son, Nicholas, now 9.

A police report of the incident said Goodan told officers he had shot his wife, a Longview police officer since 1998. The report, partially released under an open records request, says the couple had been fighting and that the husband struck Goodan to the ground.

It also says he didn't recall shooting her.

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

He also has been seeking custody of his son, who was placed by the state in January 2011 with relatives. His ex-wife, Jonna Goodan, is named as defendant in that suit in the 307th District Family Court in Longview.

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

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