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Old 02-18-2004, 06:03 PM
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Mickey Thompson??

Does anyone know if Mickey thompson's death was solved, and what the motive was? I heard the mob killed him over gambling debts, but this was only speculation at the time.

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Last that I heard, they were still looking for the 2 guys that got away on the bicycles, after murdering Thompson and his wife. I(t was on America's Most Wanted again a few months ago.
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Yes it was solved because of Mickeys sister offering a reward it was his x partner who fled the country ,but they do have the proof.
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Not to sound dumb,but is this the mickey thompson who made the racing tires?
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Yes that was him cruise,it wasnt dumb to ask
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Micky Thompson was the guy that came out with those wide tires before anyone else, he also ran a streamliner at Bonneville powered by 4 pontiac motors, he did alot of experamenting with pontiacs, even cut one in half and used it in some kind of race car, anyone remember what it was???
Its to bad his life had to end that way, he was ambushed or something wasn't he, I never heard about his murder untill recently, what was it all about??? BILL
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For some reason I was drawn to the Thompson murders at an early age. I tried to follow it as much as I could....
Like people follow the Titanic or Hindenburg!!!!
Yep Dyno...They pretty much know it was his ex-partner...
Maybe they can get him in time.....who knows when some big lead may come in!
He was a popular actor at the time as well......
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Old 02-18-2004, 09:39 PM
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When did he get murdered?
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Mickey Thomson Info...Hope this helps?

SYNOPSIS: The pre-dawn quiet of March 16, 1988 was shattered by the sound of gunfire. Mickey Thompson and his wife Trudy were brutally gunned down in the driveway of their home. Sheriff's investigators went to the scene and immediately knew that the murders were a professional "hit." Trudy Thompson had been wearing $70,000 worth of jewelry, none of which was taken. Witnesses report that they saw two African-American men -believed to be the shooters - ride off on bicycles away from the crime scene in the Thompson's exclusive Southern California neighborhood. Mickey Thompson had first blazed into the record books by being the first American to break the 400 mile-per-hour land speed mark. His pioneering designs changed the face of racing. During the 1980's, Mickey developed an extremely profitable stadium-racing venture. His wife, Trudy was constantly at his side. They worked hand-in-hand to promote their many business ventures. But police say some of his business ventures may have gone sour. According to Mickey's sister, Mickey told her that an individual might hurt him. Several days after that conversation, the Thompsons were brutally gunned down in cold blood as they left their home in the gated community of Bradbury, California. For thirteen years, Sheriff's investigators attempted to piece together a case.
UPDATE: In December of 2001, Michael Goodwin was charged with the murders of Mickey and Trudy Thompson. Goodwin had been a former business partner of the Thompson's. When the business went bad, the Thompsons sued Goodwin and won a civil judgment against him. Police claim that Goodwin then hired two hit men to murder Mickey and Trudy. The two alleged hit men have never been found.

Michael Goodwin's attorney, Jeff Bernice maintains there is simply no evidence that implicates Mike Goodwin of the murders, nor was there any motive to kill Mickey Thompson - the civil judgment was only a half a million dollars. Sheriffs' investigators claim that an eyewitness recently came forward and identified Michael Goodwin as the man seen sitting in a station wagon in the Thompson's neighborhood, spying on them with binoculars several days before the murders. Sheriff's investigators are still looking for the men that they believe carried out the murders. If you have any information on this story, please contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

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