Lawyers for Dennis DeMartin, the juror whose alleged misconduct won polo mogul John Goodman a new DUI manslaughter trial, are now trying to keep local prosecutors out of his contempt of court case, describing their stance against the 69-year-old as both vindictive and hypocritical.
In legal pleadings filed this afternoon, defense attorneys Robert Gershman and Joseph Walsh blasted Goodman prosecutor Sherri Collins for weighing in on DeMartin’s case last week. Collins, in court records, asked Circuit Judge Jeffrey Colbath to add to DeMartin’s contempt charges a drinking experiment that he conducted the night before he and five others convicted Goodman at the end of his March 2012 trial.
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