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John Goodman DUI manslaughter case: Latest headlines

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John Goodman juror Dennis DeMartin’s saga comes to end
Dennis DeMartin appears to breathe a sigh of relief inside a Palm Beach County courtroom Friday, June 3, 2016, after Chief Circuit Judge Jeffrey Colbath sentenced him to time already served of 37 days for his antics as a juror in John Goodman’s first DUI manslaughter trial in 2012. (Damon Higgins / The Palm Beach Post)

12:55 p.m. Friday, June 3, 2016

The long strange saga of the misbehaving juror in Wellington polo mogul John Goodman’s 2012 DUI manslaughter trial is finally over.During a brief hearing on Friday, Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Jeffrey Colbath sentenced former Delray Beach resident Dennis DeMartin to 37 days in jail — the time the 72-year-old ...
Saga finally ends for misbehaving John Goodman juror Dennis DeMartin

Updated: 7:01 a.m. Friday, June 3, 2016

The long strange saga of the misbehaving juror in Wellington polo mogul John Goodman’s 2012 DUI manslaughter trial is finally over. Dennis DeMartin (r) receives a hug from his son inside a Palm Beach County courtroom Friday, after Chief Circuit Judge Jeffrey Colbath sentenced him to time already served of ...

John Goodman loses legal battle to toss blood-alcohol test in fatal crash

Updated: 6:33 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Wellington polo mogul John Goodman won’t be able to throw out his DUI manslaughter conviction for the 2010 death of Scott Wilson by arguing that shoddy techniques falsely elevated his blood-alcohol level, an appeals court ruled on Wednesday. John Goodman (Florida Department of Corrections) In a seven-page opinion, the 4th ...

Goodman loses appeal on DUI blood tests
John Goodman is escorted to his seat after being fingerprinted Friday, November 21, 2014 before his sentencing in the death of Scott Wilson. Goodman was convicted, twice, on DUI manslaughter charges for the crash that killed Wilson. (Lannis Waters / The Palm Beach Post)

4:36 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Wellington polo mogul John Goodman won’t be able to throw out his DUI manslaughter conviction for the 2010 death of Scott Wilson by arguing that shoddy blood-collection techniques falsely elevated his blood-alcohol level, an appeals court ruled on Wednesday. In a seven-page opinion, Florida’s 4th District Court of Appeal rejected ...
John Goodman loses legal battle to toss blood-alcohol test in fatal crash
  

Updated: 10:14 a.m. Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Wellington polo mogul John Goodman won’t be able to throw out his DUI manslaughter conviction for the 2010 death of Scott Wilson by arguing that shoddy techniques falsely elevated his blood-alcohol level, an appeals court ruled on Wednesday. In a seven-page opinion, the 4th District Court of Appeal rejected Goodman’s ...

Juror may face contempt of court charge in Three Amigos murder trial
Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Krista Marx

6:02 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, 2016

A Palm Beach County judge has refused to recuse herself from the case of a man recently convicted in the death of a motorist after a robbery at the Three Amigos grocery, and she may be considering charging one of the jurors in the January trial with contempt of court.Circuit ...
DeMartin must return to Florida for hearing
Dennis DeMartin sits shackled in court on Jan. 28, 2014, before the start of a hearing. (Lannis Waters/The Palm Beach Post)

5:31 p.m. Friday, May 6, 2016

Dennis DeMartin, the juror once jailed for a series of missteps that led a judge to overturn John Goodman’s first DUI manslaughter conviction, will have to return to Florida if he has any hopes of reducing what’s left of a six-month jail sentence hanging over his head. While a potential ...
Dennis DeMartin ordered back to Florida for new sentencing hearing

Updated: 1:15 p.m. Friday, May 6, 2016

(Palm Beach Post staff file photo) Dennis DeMartin, the juror once jailed for a series of missteps that led a judge to overturn John Goodman’s first DUI manslaughter conviction, will have to return to Florida if he has any hopes of reducing what’s left of a 6-month jail sentence hanging ...

Dennis DeMartin ordered back to Florida for new sentencing hearing

Updated: 9:16 a.m. Friday, May 6, 2016

(Palm Beach Post staff file photo) Dennis DeMartin, the juror once jailed for a series of missteps that led a judge to overturn John Goodman’s first DUI manslaughter conviction, will have to return to Florida if he has any hopes of reducing what’s left of a 6-month jail sentence hanging ...

Goodman juror’s case may be headed to Florida Supreme Court
Dennis DeMartin sits shackled in court Tuesday morning, January 28, 2014, before the start of his hearing where he was sentenced to four months in jail and nearly two months on house arrest for his actions as a juror in polo mogul John Goodman’s DUI manslaughter trial. (Lannis Waters/The Palm Beach Post)

7:51 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The case of the wayward juror held responsible for forcing a judge to throw out John Goodman’s DUI manslaughter conviction could soon be a matter for Florida’s Supreme Court. Last week, on the heels of a 4th District Court of Appeal ruling affirming Dennis DeMartin’s contempt of court conviction and ...
John Goodman juror Dennis DeMartin’s case could be headed to high court

Updated: 1:43 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, 2016

(Palm Beach Post staff file photo) The case of the wayward juror held responsible for forcing a judge to throw out John Goodman’s DUI manslaughter conviction could soon be a matter for Florida’s Supreme Court. Last week, on the heels of a 4th District Court of Appeal ruling affirming Dennis ...

John Goodman juror Dennis DeMartin’s case could be headed to high court
Florida’s 4th District Court of Appeal recently rejected former John Goodman trial juror Dennis DeMartin’s quest to have his contempt of court conviction overturned. He could soon return to a Palm Beach County Jail cell for another five months. (Lannis Waters/The Palm Beach Post)

Updated: 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The case of the wayward juror held responsible for forcing a judge to throw out John Goodman’s DUI manslaughter conviction could soon be a matter for Florida’s Supreme Court. Last week, on the heels of a 4th District Court of Appeal ruling affirming Dennis DeMartin’s contempt of court conviction and ...

Christie commentary: Can we finally let go of Dennis DeMartin?
Florida’s 4th District Court of Appeal recently rejected former John Goodman trial juror Dennis DeMartin’s quest to have his contempt of court conviction overturned. He could soon return to a Palm Beach County Jail cell for another five months. (Lannis Waters/The Palm Beach Post)

12:00 a.m. Sunday, April 10, 2016

OK, I’ll say it: Someone needs to step up and save us from Dennis DeMartin. And don’t act like you don’t know who he is. At this point, if you Google “rogue juror,” the poor man’s name and face might top the list. The now-72-year-old former Boynton Beach retired accountant, ...
Goodman juror Dennis DeMartin’s “shocked” his contempt appeal was rejected

Updated: 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, 2016

The juror credited for derailing Wellington polo club founder John Goodman’s DUI manslaughter trial could be headed back to jail now that an appeals court has upheld his two contempt of court convictions. (Palm Beach Post staff file photo) In an eight-page decision released by Florida’s 4th District Court of ...

Goodman juror Dennis DeMartin’s appeal rejected

Updated: 11:48 a.m. Wednesday, March 30, 2016

The juror credited for derailing Wellington polo club founder John Goodman’s DUI manslaughter trial could be headed back to jail now that an appeals court has upheld his two contempt of court convictions. In an eight-page decision released by Florida’s 4th District Court of Appeal Wednesday, the high court backed ...

Goodman juror Dennis DeMartin’s “shocked” his contempt appeal was rejected

Updated: 11:31 a.m. Wednesday, March 30, 2016

The juror credited for derailing Wellington polo club founder John Goodman’s DUI manslaughter trial could be headed back to jail now that an appeals court has upheld his two contempt of court convictions. (Palm Beach Post staff file photo) In an eight-page decision released by Florida’s 4th District Court of ...

Goodman juror Dennis DeMartin’s appeal rejected
Juror Dennis DeMartin sits shackled in Palm Beach County Circuit Court, Jan. 28, 2014. He now lives in New England and has appealed his contempt of court charge. (Lannis Waters/The Palm Beach Post)

Updated: 7:50 a.m. Wednesday, March 30, 2016

The juror credited for derailing Wellington polo club founder John Goodman’s DUI manslaughter trial could be headed back to jail now that an appeals court has upheld his two contempt of court convictions. In an eight-page decision released by Florida’s 4th District Court of Appeal Wednesday, the high court backed ...

Exclusive: Bellissimo buys Polo Club from John Goodman family trust
John Goodman

Updated: 6:44 p.m. Thursday, March 17, 2016

Equestrian mogul Mark Bellissimo is adding to his treasure chest of Wellington properties with what is likely his most expensive purchase since he first bought the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, The Palm Beach Post has learned. Bellissimo’s company — Wellington Equestrian Partners — reached an agreement to buy the ...
Letters: Goodman conversion seems specious

Updated: 6:18 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016

Being rich never hurt anyone. And affording the biggest and best law firms to defend you in a criminal suit is a perfect example. Case in point, John Goodman, the wealthy International Polo Club magnate who was just moved from the Madison Correctional Institution to the faith- and character-based Wakulla ...

Sources: John Goodman-affiliated trust soliciting offers on Polo Club
  

3:33 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, 2016

The trust affiliated with John Goodman that owns the International Polo Club is soliciting offers for the famed property Friday, multiple sources confirmed to The Palm Beach Post. The private trust that was made for the imprisoned polo mogul’s children is being run by his ex-wife Isla Carroll Reckling, has ...
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