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BentleyFL
03-15-2012, 09:41 AM
I haven't seen a thread on this but it's definitely worthy for Scott.

"Minutes after leaving the bar, Goodman's Bentley convertible slammed into the side of a Hyundai driven by a 23-year-old recent engineering graduate. The force of the impact drove Scott Wilson's car across the intersection of Lake Worth Road and 120th Avenue, flipping it upside down into a canal. Wilson drowned, and Goodman was charged with DUI-manslaughter and vehicular homicide."

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/crime/fl-john-goodman-manslaughter-trial-20120228,0,6309875.story


Click here to watch the trial live-

http://www.wptv.com/generic/news/Goodman-Page-the-trial?elri

BentleyFL
03-15-2012, 09:45 AM
http://abcnews.go.com/US/john-goodman-drunk-bentley-malfunctioned-defense-opening-statements/story?id=15914740

http://www.wpbf.com/news/south-florida/Palm-Beach-County-News/Goodman-Trial-Adopted-girlfriend-takes-the-stand/-/8815578/9291916/-/sbm06az/-/

SheltieMom1
03-15-2012, 09:47 AM
Roy Black will definitely have earned every penny of his fee if he manages to get an acquittal in this case. MOO

tezi
03-15-2012, 12:18 PM
Roy Black will definitely have earned every penny of his fee if he manages to get an acquittal in this case. MOO

Ain't that the truth?

This guy is so guilty....And then he had to compound it by adopting his girlfriend???? WTF ever happened to personal responsibility?

BentleyFL
03-15-2012, 01:13 PM
The 911 Tape-

John Goodman placed a call to 911 operators at 1:55 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 12, 2010, 54 minutes after the collision was first reported.

Read more: http://www.wptv.com/generic/news/Goodman-Page-the-trial?elrihttp://www.wptv.com/generic/news/Goodman-Page-the-trial?elri#ixzz1pCrMYeZU





Photos of the scene.

http://www.wptv.com/gallery/news/news_photo_gallery/photos-goodman-crash-scene?f

http://images.scribblelive.com/2012/3/15/35656018-2336-4e9b-b57e-798bee37f7c3_300.jpg

http://images.scribblelive.com/2012/3/15/53ff47fa-5323-4b9f-a9c5-f315d156be79_300.jpg

Scott-Wilson-Autopsy-Results

Please note that his cause of death is drowning.
http://www.scribd.com/doc/81754121/Scott-Wilson-Autopsy-Results


R.I.P Scott

Isabelle
03-15-2012, 01:14 PM
I've been watching the trial, he deserves jail time to put him in his place and show him he is no better than anyone else.

Isabelle
03-15-2012, 07:51 PM
John Goodman has quite a history and not a good one. It hasn't come out in the trial yet, but am sure it will. I wish this trial was covered on IS.

zippitydoda
03-15-2012, 09:01 PM
Thank you for all of the links. I've heard about this case, but did not follow it closely.

What a sad story for Scott Wilson. So much ahead for him in life, and it was cut short by an alleged drunk driver.

Isabelle
03-18-2012, 11:56 AM
I have read that the defense plans to put an engineer on the stand to say the Bentley malfunctioned. I also read a comment to the contrary by a Bentley person, essentially saying, 'Goodman's attorney is full of it!"

Will be interesting to see who the prosecution calls or how they plan to counter this Bentley failure story.

LaMer
03-21-2012, 07:21 PM
The defense has one more witness for tomorrow, then followed by closings.

LIVE:

http://www.wptv.com/generic/news/Goodman-Page-the-trial?elri

Isabelle
03-21-2012, 07:52 PM
The defense has one more witness for tomorrow, then followed by closings.

LIVE:

http://www.wptv.com/generic/news/Goodman-Page-the-trial?elri

Looking forward to seeing who it is. May be a toxicologist trying to show how the blood tests were flawed. I don't see how Kampsen could not have been a witness???

francie
03-21-2012, 11:50 PM
Looking forward to seeing who it is. May be a toxicologist trying to show how the blood tests were flawed. I don't see how Kampsen could not have been a witness???

Hi Isabelle, Kampsen was called by prosecutors last week & was questioned by both sides.

Link below is to Palm Beach Post's live daily coverage (took a few minutes to load)...... scroll down to

John Goodman trial-Day 4 (3/13/12) then to 10:11am:
Reporter Jane Musgrave: First witness is Kris Kampsen, owner of the "Man Cave."

Opening statements are also on Day 4 beginning 8:46am.

I can’t believe Goodman testified today, what a disaster jmo!

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/goodman-trial-live-blogs-archives-of-previous-chats-2219766.html

Isabelle
03-22-2012, 12:30 PM
Jury will most probably begin deliberations this afternoon!

LMax
03-23-2012, 01:36 PM
The verdict is in
http://www.wptv.com/generic/news/Goodman-Page-the-trial?elri

LMax
03-23-2012, 01:40 PM
count 1 Guilty
count 2 Guilty

Isabelle
03-23-2012, 02:16 PM
Yes, Guilty on both counts. Bail denied, remanded to custody. As it should be!

songline
03-23-2012, 02:46 PM
WOW, Wow, wow....
ONE CASE where it did not matter how much money he has. No amount of money got him out of it.


Adopting his girl friend was an admition of guilt - (paranoia) JMO

songline
03-23-2012, 03:32 PM
Do you think he has enough money to buy people off and get a light sentence.
OR
Is his GF going to have a great shopping day, week, year, life. :) lol

songline
03-23-2012, 03:34 PM
I Love it when arrogance gets the lesson due.

zippitydoda
03-23-2012, 03:44 PM
If I recall correctly neither the DT or PT were allowed to mention the GF adoption flim flam he pulled to hide the money, and his two teenage children are fighting this.

"In October, Goodman adopted Heather Hutchins, 42, in an apparent move to protect some of his assets from litigation. Hutchins could get $200 million from a Goodman family trust in the next 20 years."

Read more: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2012/03/10/Man-who-adopted-girlfriend-settles-lawsuit/UPI-39701331404000/#ixzz1pyFLwQVl

LaMer
03-23-2012, 03:51 PM
WOW, Wow, wow....
ONE CASE where it did not matter how much money he has. No amount of money got him out of it.


Adopting his girl friend was an admition of guilt - (paranoia) JMO

I agree.

After listening to the P's rebuttal yesterday, it appeared to be a no-brainer for G/G!

Also during the above he appeared to look like a deer caught in the headlights! :jail:

jmo

songline
03-23-2012, 06:34 PM
When is the next chapter for Mr. depraved indifference?
He is going to the slammer but for how long? when?

Isabelle
03-24-2012, 12:20 AM
I think sentencing is 4/26/12. Wonder how Goodman is liking his digs tonight. Too bad they won't be serving tequila shots!

songline
03-24-2012, 12:08 PM
I think sentencing is 4/26/12. Wonder how Goodman is liking his digs tonight. Too bad they won't be serving tequila shots!

Forget the tequila, how about the accommodations they are not 4 star, I think he should complain ;)

Isabelle
03-24-2012, 12:17 PM
Forget the tequila, how about the accommodations they are not 4 star, I think he should complain ;)

I wonder if he is really as dumb as he came across as in court and can he even speak u for himself. Probably can't heat water in a microwave! Very sad.

songline
03-24-2012, 12:47 PM
I wonder if he is really as dumb as he came across as in court and can he even speak u for himself. Probably can't heat water in a microwave! Very sad.

I do feel sorry for him...I do not think he meant to kill anyone, I do not think he thought the kid was just in a ditch ether.
I think he was 8 sheets to the wind drunk and could not think his way out of a paper bag, and made many errors.
He should have dialed 911 instantly.
He knew he would have gotten a breathalyzer.
FROM that point the rest was just a roll of errors.

I think he would have gotten into less trouble for driving while drunk.

The worst part is the boy may have been saved if there was a 911 call instantly.

nickster
03-24-2012, 02:00 PM
Forget the tequila, how about the accommodations they are not 4 star, I think he should complain ;)

I'm so glad he was found guilty, he thought the jury was going to believe he couldn't remember any phone # not 911 give me a break.

songline
03-24-2012, 02:14 PM
I'm so glad he was found guilty, he thought the jury was going to believe he couldn't remember any phone # not 911 give me a break.
I do not know anybodys phone # since I got a cell phone
I do not dial anyone.
I can believe he did not know anyones #
But HE DID KNOW 911

RubyBlu
03-24-2012, 02:35 PM
Dropping in to say that THIS jury got it right! :rocker::rocker:

Isabelle
03-24-2012, 11:17 PM
I do not know anybodys phone # since I got a cell phone
I do not dial anyone.
I can believe he did not know anyones #
But HE DID KNOW 911

He only knew 911 when Lisa told him he had to call, then he responded, "and turn myself in?"... Imagine that.

I bet if he could have gotten his buddy Carlos on the phone he would have offered him $$$ to say he was driving! I'd bet my life on it!

eileenhawkeye
03-25-2012, 12:03 AM
Wow, I thought this was about John Goodman, from Roseanne. I was wondering why I hadn't heard anything about it on this celebrity/pop culture website I frequent....

RubyBlu
03-25-2012, 03:11 PM
He only knew 911 when Lisa told him he had to call, then he responded, "and turn myself in?"... Imagine that.

I bet if he could have gotten his buddy Carlos on the phone he would have offered him $$$ to say he was driving! I'd bet my life on it!

Let's hope this POS receives the Maximum sentence for this crime!!:jail: :jail: :jail:

Isabelle
03-25-2012, 09:46 PM
Wow, I thought this was about John Goodman, from Roseanne. I was wondering why I hadn't heard anything about it on this celebrity/pop culture website I frequent....

Too funny eileenhawkeye! This John Goodman had a much, much bigger bankroll than that John Goodman. Unfortunately he did not have the brains to match!

BrownRice
03-26-2012, 06:17 AM
Let's hope this POS receives the Maximum sentence for this crime!!:jail: :jail: :jail:

I agree. However, it never seems DUI sentences are that severe, imo.

BrownRice
03-26-2012, 06:18 AM
I read somewhere last week (maybe one of the local news sites) that his BA was .11. I was surprised. .08 is legally drunk (and not really stumbling, falling down). I expected something a lot higher since the state was talking about how many shots he did (after the accident - per JG, oh please!).

Isabelle
03-26-2012, 12:50 PM
I read somewhere last week (maybe one of the local news sites) that his BA was .11. I was surprised. .08 is legally drunk (and not really stumbling, falling down). I expected something a lot higher since the state was talking about how many shots he did (after the accident - per JG, oh please!).

His BaC was 0.17 3 hours after the accident and estimated to be 0.26 at the time of the accident.

BrownRice
03-29-2012, 03:17 PM
His BaC was 0.17 3 hours after the accident and estimated to be 0.26 at the time of the accident.

Ok, now we're talking. That makes much more sense.

JenniferTx
03-29-2012, 03:58 PM
Wonder how he feels knowing that he can't get out of this now no matter how much money he has. I'm sure Mr. Tommy Lee Jones can't even help him now.

francie
04-20-2012, 03:54 AM
Amount of Goodman settlement revealed: $46 million

April 19, 2012

WEST PALM BEACH – The number 23 looms large in the lives of Lili and William Wilson.

It was the age of their son, Scott, when he drowned after his car was hit by a Bentley driven by drunken Wellington polo mogul John Goodman and shoved into a canal.

It is also the amount – in millions – that each of the Wilsons agreed to accept for losing their son in the February 2010 alcohol-fueled crash on a dark road in Wellington’s famed horse country.

The $46 million settlement that brought an abrupt end to lawsuits the Wilsons filed against Goodman was revealed in court papers filed this week. Goodman’s attorneys divulged the eye-popping amount as part of their efforts to get the 48-year old sprung from jail while he appeals his conviction on charges of DUI manslaughter and vehicular homicide.

Christian Searcy, who represents Lili Wilson in her civil lawsuit, confirmed the settlement.

But, he scoffed at the notion that the settlement could persuade Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Jeffrey Colbath to release Goodman while his attorneys try to prove that jurors who convicted their client last month violated court rules or that prosecutors and the media improperly fueled a “wealth bias” against him.

More at link:
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/crime/amount-of-goodman-settlement-revealed-46-million-2315303.html


Goodman will be sentenced on April 30.

zippitydoda
05-01-2012, 02:03 PM
http://www.wpbf.com/news/south-florida/Palm-Beach-County-News/Judge-Jeffrey-Colbath-interviews-jurors-in-John-Goodman-trial/-/8815578/12219444/-/alcrml/-/index.html

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - On the day a Wellington polo mogul was supposed to be sentenced for his role in a drunken driving crash that killed a 23-year-old recent college graduate, John Goodman instead sat in the courtroom as the judge questioned jurors about whether his wealth played a role in their guilty verdict.

zippitydoda
05-01-2012, 02:08 PM
Goodman case juror said he was pressured into guilty verdict

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/crime/goodman-case-juror-said-he-was-pressured-into-2332148.html

Juror Michael St. John made the revelation this afternoon as Circuit Judge Jeffrey Colbath interviewed the six jurors and two alternates on the case in response to allegations of juror misconduct in the case surrounding the Feb. 2010 drowning death of 23-year-old Scott Wilson. St. John said that he was pressured by other jurors to find Goodman guilty of DUI manslaughter.

zippitydoda
05-01-2012, 02:20 PM
http://www.wptv.com/dpp/news/region_c_palm_beach_county/west_palm_beach/john-goodman-case-alternate-juror-ruby-delano-explains-misconduct-allegations

"I called Mr. Black right way I said 'I'm not looking for money or anything.' I tried to call the judge and he never returned my call," said Delano.

Isabelle
05-11-2012, 05:54 PM
On bond for Appeal. bond is $7million. Will be on house arrest and will have to hire a member of LE to watch him at all times. If girlfriend adoption goes through, he may have to return to prision (14 years).

Sooner Fan#1
09-25-2012, 10:39 AM
Hmmm, came here expecting to see some friends, but appears no one has even visited this thread in some time.

*ATL looks around and sees dust in thread*


:loveyou:

LinasK
10-01-2012, 05:31 PM
I just recently discovered this trial on InSession. Incredible! I can't believe the defense thinks people will buy that it was a car malfunction and that he didn't drink 'till after the accident. He waited an hour before calling for help, and that was only at the urging of the woman whose phone he borrowed. Said nothing to the 911 dispatcher that another person was involved,and did nothing to check on the status of his victim!!!:banghead::banghead::banghead: Of course he didn't see him coming, he was too drunk, IMO! A needless death of a young promising engineering grad. He didn't die from the accident, he died from drowining by being pushed into the canal!!!
The polo player had no credibility as a witness because he was drinking. And who has no phone on his property, but an alarm system and keeps alcohol there???
I think Goodman thinks he'll get off just because he is rich and good looking!

LinasK
10-01-2012, 05:33 PM
John Goodman has quite a history and not a good one. It hasn't come out in the trial yet, but am sure it will. I wish this trial was covered on IS.
It is now!

LinasK
10-01-2012, 05:38 PM
I do not know anybodys phone # since I got a cell phone
I do not dial anyone.
I can believe he did not know anyones #
But HE DID KNOW 911
No, it came out that he called his girlfriend before calling 911, so apparently he can remember phone numbers!

LinasK
10-01-2012, 05:45 PM
On bond for Appeal. bond is $7million. Will be on house arrest and will have to hire a member of LE to watch him at all times. If girlfriend adoption goes through, he may have to return to prision (14 years).
Please tell me there's been an update on his appeal:please:, I want this POS behind bars!!!

wonders
10-03-2012, 02:44 PM
I just recently discovered this trial on InSession. Incredible! I can't believe the defense thinks people will buy that it was a car malfunction and that he didn't drink 'till after the accident. He waited an hour before calling for help, and that was only at the urging of the woman whose phone he borrowed. Said nothing to the 911 dispatcher that another person was involved,and did nothing to check on the status of his victim!!!:banghead::banghead::banghead: Of course he didn't see him coming, he was too drunk, IMO! A needless death of a young promising engineering grad. He didn't die from the accident, he died from drowining by being pushed into the canal!!!
The polo player had no credibility as a witness because he was drinking. And who has no phone on his property, but an alarm system and keeps alcohol there???
I think Goodman thinks he'll get off just because he is rich and good looking!

What gets me about this ridiculous claim is that he didn't see that he was pushing a car in front of him and it suddenly fall off into a canal? Please!!! What a crock. I realize things like this happen quickly but the mind has a way of using slow motion. My mom and I were in a wreck years ago and because of the slow motion the mind plays they found the truck that cut us off cuz it had an emblem on the door that I saw. It wasn't as large as I had seen in my mind but none the less no one else noticed it except me and a couple of witnesses. I can still see it to this day. He was plain drunk as a skunk and didn't want anyone to know. He is a POS.

sandraJ
10-04-2012, 02:57 PM
Why isn't In Session covering the trials live anymore?

Sooner Fan#1
10-11-2012, 11:48 AM
It is now!

I have watched it this time. Did he testify? I thought I heard rumors about that? If he does...he's signing his own death certificate.

I don't think he will get off, That man is competely guilty, and I think the jurors will get that!

francie
10-12-2012, 02:25 AM
Please tell me there's been an update on his appeal:please:, I want this POS behind bars!!!

I couldn't believe they let him out, what the heck is going on in Florida... when you're convicted you're not really convicted until the appeals court says so?

But guess who just landed back in jail for tampering with his ankle monitor! :floorlaugh: :floorlaugh:

Judge could send Goodman back to prison Friday
10/11/12

Polo mogul John Goodman could find out today whether the destruction of his house-arrest monitor will earn him a trip to prison.

Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputies say Goodman, who since May has been free on a $7 million appellate bond to fight a conviction and 16-year prison sentence for DUI manslaughter, smashed open his ankle monitor with a handheld blue mirror late Wednesday while he was in the shower. Deputies said Goodman told them he had hoped the water would disable the monitor’s signal.

The incident immediately landed Goodman back in jail, and at 10 a.m. today, Circuit Judge Jeffrey Colbath is expected to hear prosecutors’ request to revoke his bond. If Colbath does so, Goodman could be a prison inmate by the end of the month. (long article at link)....

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/crime-law/john-goodman-back-in-jail-after-deputies-say-he-ta/nSZfW/

Peliman
10-12-2012, 11:55 AM
In Session, John Goodman called to the stand. Just starting....at the bench discussing now.

Peliman
10-12-2012, 12:11 PM
This guy is extremely nervous, his voice is shaking. I don't think he made a wise decision. He's being questioned by the defense.

Friday 12:11pm

LinasK
10-12-2012, 12:48 PM
I couldn't believe they let him out, what the heck is going on in Florida... when you're convicted you're not really convicted until the appeals court says so?

But guess who just landed back in jail for tampering with his ankle monitor! :floorlaugh: :floorlaugh:

Judge could send Goodman back to prison Friday
10/11/12

Polo mogul John Goodman could find out today whether the destruction of his house-arrest monitor will earn him a trip to prison.

Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputies say Goodman, who since May has been free on a $7 million appellate bond to fight a conviction and 16-year prison sentence for DUI manslaughter, smashed open his ankle monitor with a handheld blue mirror late Wednesday while he was in the shower. Deputies said Goodman told them he had hoped the water would disable the monitor’s signal.

The incident immediately landed Goodman back in jail, and at 10 a.m. today, Circuit Judge Jeffrey Colbath is expected to hear prosecutors’ request to revoke his bond. If Colbath does so, Goodman could be a prison inmate by the end of the month. (long article at link)....

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/crime-law/john-goodman-back-in-jail-after-deputies-say-he-ta/nSZfW/Oh Please, please, please!!!:please:

seattlechiquita
10-12-2012, 05:36 PM
House arrest suspended!


http://tinyurl.com/9ej9cly

Sooner Fan#1
10-12-2012, 06:21 PM
Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputies say Goodman, who since May has been free on a $7 million appellate bond to fight a conviction and 16-year prison sentence for DUI manslaughter, smashed open his ankle monitor with a handheld blue mirror late Wednesday while he was in the shower. Deputies said Goodman told them he had hoped the water would disable the monitor’s signal.



OH NO! Did not want the visual! Eeeekkk bleech my eyes.

Way to go! :floorlaugh:

4Jacy
10-17-2012, 09:28 PM
John Goodman found guilty of DUI, manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident. The defense tried very hard, was very expensive, and Roy Black could not believe the outcome.

4Jacy
10-17-2012, 10:17 PM
Question for attorneys: What kind of civil suit can/will be filed because of the fact that JS adopted his girlfriend, and put his house and property in her name.

This will be horrible for Scott's family. They definately deserve compensation for what happened to their son. I hope something positive can come out of it for this grieving family.

R.I.P Scott and God bless you're family!

borndem
11-16-2012, 01:07 AM
I wonder if he is really as dumb as he came across as in court and can he even speak u for himself. Probably can't heat water in a microwave! Very sad.

In listening to Goodman's testimony, my first impression was that he was heavily medicated. Then I thought, maybe he is a bit slow on the uptake and is nervous and just plain scared to death.

On YouTube, IIRC, I listened to him speak about polo, something he was comfortable with, loved, & knew much about, and he was more relaxed, of course, and he spoke more comfortably, but he still seemed very self-conscious. He was not rapid-fire with his responses, and he seemed a bit ill at ease. I just don't think public speaking is something he feels good about doing. (doh)

When he was on the stand, I kept trying to drag the words out of him, and I waited for him to either just faint or pass out. Glib is not something that was anywhere close to what he was up there. I'm not sure just how bright this man actually is...

borndem
11-16-2012, 01:17 AM
His BaC was 0.17 3 hours after the accident and estimated to be 0.26 at the time of the accident.

Yep, Isabelle, that's what I remember as well. He was "knee-walkin' drunk" as we used to call it in college. Just smackin' drunk. Not to give him any breaks at all, but there's no telling how long he may have stayed in his car after the accident. How could he even see or think?

borndem
11-16-2012, 01:29 AM
Why isn't In Session covering the trials live anymore?

I think live trials are so difficult to schedule due to delays granted and the unknown days/weeks that the trials are going to last. "Live" doesn't wait for anybody. I think they help assuage their viewers by taking the viewers' preferences on past trials they want to see -- that way, they can schedule however they want. JMO.

borndem
11-16-2012, 01:34 AM
Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputies say Goodman, who since May has been free on a $7 million appellate bond to fight a conviction and 16-year prison sentence for DUI manslaughter, smashed open his ankle monitor with a handheld blue mirror late Wednesday while he was in the shower. Deputies said Goodman told them he had hoped the water would disable the monitor’s signal.



OH NO! Did not want the visual! Eeeekkk bleech my eyes.

Way to go! :floorlaugh:

More proof that this man is not wearing his thinking cap at all times....

smokey
12-18-2012, 10:19 AM
Goodman’s $7M bond could be revoked at hearing today over broken ankle monitor


http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/breaking-news/goodmans-7m-bond-could-be-revoked-at-hearing-today/nTY2y/

smokey
12-18-2012, 03:44 PM
Judge sends Goodman back on house arrest; denies prosecutors’ motion to revoke $7M bond over broken ankle monitor

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/breaking-news/goodmans-7m-bond-could-be-revoked-at-hearing-today/nTY2y/

MissJ
12-19-2012, 07:47 AM
this is a thoroughly dispicable crime.

4Jacy
12-31-2012, 11:05 AM
Judge sends Goodman back on house arrest; denies prosecutors’ motion to revoke $7M bond over broken ankle monitor

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/breaking-news/goodmans-7m-bond-could-be-revoked-at-hearing-today/nTY2y/

WHAT! He breaks his ankle monitor and he can go back to his own home with another monitor? Most people would be sent directly to jail, do not pass Go, do not collect $200. Oh, well, once again justice has not prevailed. :banghead:

Blondie in Spokane
03-28-2013, 04:43 AM
Judge STRIKES DOWN disgraced polo millionaire's adoption of his 42-year-old girlfriend so she could share his children's $300m trust fund

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2300230/John-Goodman-case-Disgraced-polo-millionaires-adoption-42-year-old-girlfriend-VOIDED-appeals-court-failure-notify-ex-wife-scheme.html

borndem
03-28-2013, 09:28 AM
Judge STRIKES DOWN disgraced polo millionaire's adoption of his 42-year-old girlfriend so she could share his children's $300m trust fund

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2300230/John-Goodman-case-Disgraced-polo-millionaires-adoption-42-year-old-girlfriend-VOIDED-appeals-court-failure-notify-ex-wife-scheme.html


Thanks for this update, Blondie. Hmmmm -- I guess you can't adopt a 42-yr-old in that area of the country! Wonder why?? http://www.websleuths.com/forums/images/icons/icon10.gif

Blondie in Spokane
05-04-2013, 09:22 AM
Granted a new trial due to juror misconduct

http://abcnews.go.com/US/polo-tycoon-john-goodman-wins-trial-vehicular-homicide/t/story?id=19105023

Ann-Tx
05-05-2013, 11:48 AM
John Goodman has been granted a new trial. No trial date has been set yet.
~~~~~

Friday, May 3 2013, 11:49 PM EDT

Judge says John Goodman deserve new trial

Story by Al Pefley / CBS12 News
Posted by Miranda Grossman / CBS12 News
WPEC - West Palm Beach, FL

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Wealthy Wellington resident and polo tycoon John Goodman has won a new trial, and it could be held before the end of this year.

In an 11-page ruling, Circuit Judge Jeffrey Colbath says Goodman juror Dennis DeMartin was not truthful during jury selection and as a result, Goodman was denied a fair trial.

Had DeMartin brought up the fact that his ex-wife had a DUI arrest, he would not have been chosen as a juror.

Read more and view video:

http://cbs12.com/news/top-stories/stories/judge-says-john-goodman-deserve-new-trial-7076.shtml?wap=0


Read 11 page ruling here:
http://www.cbs12.com/news/features/files/Goodman%20order%20--%205-3-13.pdf

Ann-Tx
05-05-2013, 11:50 AM
John Goodman will get new trial
Both sides issue statements

UPDATED 6:32 PM EDT May 03, 2013

WPBF - West Palm Beach, FL


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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. —Wellington millionaire John Goodman will get a new trial, WPBF 25 News has learned.

The polo mogul was convicted of DUI manslaughter last year in the 2010 death of 23-year-old Scott Wilson.

A juror was accused of misconduct and this week was questioned by attorneys and the judge in the case.

Judge Jeffrey Colbath ruled just before 5 p.m. Friday that Goodman will get a new trial. Goodman has been serving his 16-year sentence on house arrest as the appeals process has played out.

A date for the new trial has not been set.

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Ann-Tx
05-05-2013, 11:52 AM
Judge orders new trial for John Goodman

May 3, 2013|Sun Sentinel
Fort Lauderdale, FL

A Palm Beach County Circuit judge has ordered a new trial for polo mogul John Goodman, who was convicted of DUI manslaughter last year.

See the judge's order here.

From Roy Black: “The jury is the foundation of our criminal justice system. It is the equalizer between the citizen and the state. However, as in any institution run by human beings, there will be those who seek to corrupt the process. A juror who deceives to get on a jury in a high profile case for his own profit is a trial lawyer’s worst nightmare. Fortunately, this time the deception was exposed and a courageous judge set aside the verdict. But in this new world of social media and self-publishing, expect this to occur more frequently. John Goodman's trial should stand as a warning to all of us.”

The judge made the decision based on problems with trial juror Dennis DeMartin, who at a hearing on Monday emphatically denied lying his way onto the jury for the Wellington polo mogul's DUI manslaughter trial last year.

Read more:

http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2013-05-03/news/sfl-judge-orders-new-trial-for-john-goodman-20130503_1_polo-mogul-john-goodman-dui-manslaughter-trial

Ann-Tx
05-06-2013, 11:19 PM
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WPBF - West Palm Beach, FL -- 5/6/13

Court dates set for John Goodman, Juror No. 6

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Goodman's next court date is June 3. That's when attorneys will discuss a date for the new trial.

Meanwhile, Dennis DeMartin, also known as Juror No. 6, has a hearing scheduled for May 30

EllteeEffgee
05-17-2013, 01:33 PM
This just makes me sick and sad. I feel so sorry for the parents of the victim Mr. Wilson.

And now the DT are asking that Judge Colbath allow the killer to remain on house arrest. They promise to call him if they haven't heard from Goodman in a week. Really!? That's nuts IMO.

I also read that attorney Roy Black was no longer on his DT.a

Ann-Tx
06-02-2013, 10:06 AM
John Goodman must remain on house arrest, judge rules
Polo mogul's bail reduced to $4 million while he awaits new trial

UPDATED 5:33 PM EDT May 22, 2013

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John Goodman's next court appearance was moved to late August.
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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. —Polo mogul John Goodman will remain on house arrest, but his bail will be reduced.
Judge Jeffrey Colbath issued the ruling Wednesday as the International Polo Club Palm Beach founder awaits a new trial.

During a hearing last week, Goodman's attorney asked that his client's bond be reinstated to the same release conditions he had before his DUI manslaughter conviction last year. However, the assistant state attorney argued that Goodman was a flight risk because of his wealth.

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Ann-Tx
06-02-2013, 10:07 AM
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WPBF - West Palm Beach, FL -- 5/10/13

Attorneys for John Goodman withdraw from polo mogul's case

Roy Black, co-counsel file motions citing completion of obligations to client

Ann-Tx
06-02-2013, 10:09 AM
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WPBF - West Palm Beach, FL -- 5/31/13

John Goodman's next hearing moved to late August

Ann-Tx
06-02-2013, 10:16 AM
New Goodman attorneys may seek to move new trial
Wellington polo mogul awarded new trial on DUI manslaughter charge

By Marc Freeman, Sun Sentinel
Fort Lauderdale, FL

7:51 p.m. EDT, May 29, 2013


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John Goodman (right) arrives at court Friday morning, May 17, 2013
with his new attorney Doug Duncan to seek termination of his house
arrest. Judge Jeffrey Colbath said he would rule on the request next
week. Goodman was convicted of the drunk driving death of
Scott Wilson but he was granted a new trial due to juror misconduct.
(Sun Sentinel/Mark Randall / May 17, 2013)


John Goodman's new attorneys may want the polo mogul's new trial moved out of Palm Beach County because of extraordinary publicity in the case, according to a request filed Wednesday.

Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Jeffrey Colbath twice last year denied Goodman's former attorneys their desire to move his trial to Miami due to an intense media focus on the DUI manslaughter prosecution.

But Colbath on May 3 granted Goodman, 49, a new trial because of juror misconduct, wiping out his conviction and 16-year prison sentence.

Goodman attorneys Roy Black and Mark A.J. Shapiro then left the team, and attorneys Douglas Duncan and Scott Richardson took the reins.

In their new motion, the defense asked Colbath to cancel a planned Monday conference on trial scheduling, citing that they need "sufficient, reasonable time to investigate and prepare Mr. Goodman's case for trial." They said they would not request a November trial as originally planned.

The attorneys asked for a September court date to review the status of trial preparations and reveal at that time whether Goodman will again seek a change of venue.

Read more:

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/palm-beach/fl-goodman-trial-continuance-motion-20130529,0,5096864.story (http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/palm-beach/fl-goodman-trial-continuance-motion-20130529,0,5096864.story)

Isabelle
06-03-2013, 01:45 AM
I guess Mr. Black doesn't want to lose the case again. John Goodman will be convicted again! Juror misconduct, resulting in a new trial, won't change any of the evidence in this case!

borndem
06-03-2013, 03:44 PM
Agreed, Isabelle! And wealth can be a wonderful thing, or so I've been told.

So okay, he gets a new trial -- the evidence is still there, etc., etc., but the spitfire prosecutor has retired -- that's a big blow for the State's case, however. Oooh, she was so sharp & missed nothing, but she was all above-board and not sneaky or underhanded in any way. She will be missed.

Ann-Tx
11-09-2013, 09:20 PM
John Goodman: Polo mogul's re-trial date to be determined in January
2012 DUI manslaughter conviction thrown out this year


WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. —A date was set Wednesday morning to determine a date for John Goodman's DUI manslaughter trial.

The court set a Jan. 17 date to determine a date for Goodman's re-trial.

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WPBF - West Palm Beach, FL - UPDATED 8:45 AM EDT Oct 23, 2013