Friday, May 31, 2019
RICHMOND COUNTY, GA (WRDW/WAGT) -- Todd Goff, a man sentenced to life without parole for strangling his girlfriend in 2014, has been grated a new trial.
Court documents show Goff appealed. He says his attorney did not do a good job with his defense. He says the Attorney should have submitted booking photos of the marks on his neck. Goff says his girlfriend gave him those marks.
Goff's new defense team is also upset a recording told jurors he was on probation at the time of the murder.
They also say a juror on the grand jury that indicted Goff says she did not realize she was on the grand jury until they were deliberating at the end of the trial.
Goff's new defense team is hoping he will be found guilty of manslaughter instead of malice murder, which would give him a chance at parole.