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By Fanna Haile-Selassie

Supporters wear green for Good

Rochester, MN (KTTC-DT) --

Friends and family are coming out in large numbers supporting a Rochester man charged with attempted murder last month. Mitchell Good appeared in court today, as did nearly 40 supporters all dressed in green.

"We will be here for Mitch all the way."

Dozens of supporters packed an Olmsted county courtroom Thursday to see 30-year-old Mitchell Good. Good is charged with 2 counts of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, and terroristic threats. The charges stem back to a July 27th incident, when police say Good tried to stab a woman he knew on the side of a road in Kalmar township.

Since then, new and conflicting facts left holes in the story of what happened, and Good's supporters say the truth will come out.

"I foresee him being cleared of the majority of it at least. So, I just think there's wrongful accusations on him right now," says Good's brother Ryan Good.

"The most frustrating part was when the witnesses came forward for a second time, gave their version of the story and during his arraignment he was still accused of and charged with all these big crimes," exclaims family friend Malina Rome.

So to show their support, 30 to 40 people wore green, Good's favorite color and the color of his jail uniform. Many of Good's friends say the public does not truly know who he is.

"Anyone who knows him, anyone he's met, they say that's not the Mitchell Good that we know," says Ryan. "They saw his name in the paper and heard it on the news and they say wait a minute, there's got to be a different Mitchell Good."

"Yeah, I knew deep down, I don't think he could ever, ever do this," explains family friend Sophie Fuller.

"What worries me the most is those first three days after this news came out and the story was blown up with all these details that seemed to come out of thin air. I'm just worried what it's going to do to his reputation by those who don't know him," exclaims Misti Mew-Turk, another family friend."

As Good goes through the court process, his friends and family say they are going to be with him the entire time. And at each of his court hearings, there will be people wearing green for Good.

Good will appear next in court on August 24th at 8:30 in the morning. His supporters say they are already setting out their green for the next appearance.

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