Forced to order a new trial in one of Palm Beach County’s most sensational criminal cases, Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey Colbath did not mince words when it came time to single out the culprit, rogue juror Dennis DeMartin.
The man whose false statements during jury selection have forced a new DUI manslaughter trial for Wellington polo club developer John Goodman is “recklessly indifferent to the truth,” Judge Colbath wrote last week. He “lacks candor, sincerity, and an appreciation of the sacred role a juror plays.”
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