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John Goodman Again Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison

John Goodman has been sentenced to 16 years in prison, the same sentence he received after his first trial.

Goodman is being given credit for time served. He has served a total of 152 days in jail. In addition, a request for posttrial bond was denied by the judge.

The defense says it is filing a notice of appeal.

Goodman will remain in Palm Beach County Jail for the time being.

See also: Attorneys say John Goodman is Broke

After a short deliberation on October 28, a six-member jury that was brought in from Tampa found Goodman guilty of DUI manslaughter in the 2010 death of 23-year-old Scott Wilson. In addition to manslaughter, Goodman was found guilty of vehicular homicide.

This was the second time Goodman stood trial for the death of Wilson.

Goodman had claimed that the brakes on his Bentley failed and that he didn't get drunk until after the crash. After the accident, he left the scene.

Goodman was convicted two years ago, but the judge threw out the verdict and ordered a new trial, due to juror misconduct.

At the time of the accident that killed Wilson, Goodman's blood-alcohol level was recorded at .177, more than twice the legal limit.

Goodman was originally sentenced to 16 years in prison two years ago after he got drunk, got in his car, drove while intoxicated, ran a stop sign, then killed Wilson when he crashed into him in 2010.

But in May 2013, his lawyers successfully got courts to grant Goodman a retrial after it was learned that one of the jurors apparently wrote a self-published book titled Will She Kiss Me or Kill Me? in which he wrote that his wife was once busted for DUI.

His attorneys also wanted to move the retrial out of Palm Beach, fearing the media attention might taint the jury.

The retrial was held in Palm Beach anyway, with a jury that was bussed in from Tampa.

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