More than a year ago, mild-mannered and jovial Dennis DeMartin almost chuckled as he concluded his life was boring compared to other prospective jurors in Wellington polo mogul John Goodman’s DUI manslaughter case.
On Friday, however, a judge’s ruling tossing Goodman’s conviction and 16-year prison sentence because of DeMartin’s actions cast him among Florida’s — and perhaps America’s — most infamous jurors. DeMartin, a 69-year-old retired Delray Beach accountant, now faces a hearing on May 30 where contempt-of-court charges could be brought.
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