John Goodman Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison, But Not Until After Appeals
From Friday evening, in case you missed it: Wellington polo mogul John Goodman was sentenced to 16 years in prison at a hearing that lasted more than two and a half hours and featured the interrogation of a juror, testimony from victim Scott Wilson's mother, and the reading of a quotation from Audrey Hepburn.
The most-discussed instance was that of juror Dennis DeMartin, who wrote a short book about the trial, which he managed to self-publish before the first sentencing hearing. The main point of argument on Friday was over one section of the book in which DeMartin admitted to performing a vodka-based experiment one night during the trial in which he had three drinks in an hour and walked around to help him determine if Goodman was fit to drive. It went directly against the judge's specific instructions to not perform any outside research.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss New Times Broward-Palm Beach's biggest stories.