March 23, 2012 2:25 pm WFLX…
For all SH readers who are trial watchers: the jury in the John Goodman case has found Goodman guilty on both charges…
The six jurors began deliberating late Thursday afternoon and returned a guilty verdict shortly after lunch Friday afternoon.
Goodman was convicted on both counts of DUI manslaughter and vehicular homicide. The International Polo Club founder was drunk when his Bentley slammed into 23-year-old recent college graduate Scott Wilson’s car Feb. 12, 2010. The collision sent Wilson into a canal, where he drowned.
Goodman’s defense had argued his .117 blood-alcohol reading was a result of the defendant having reached for the bottle only after the crash in an effort to dull the pain he suffered from his injuries.
High-priced attorney Roy Black’s team also argued that Goodman’s $200,000 Bentley malfunctioned. They claim he left the scene dazed and confused, suffering from concussion-like symptoms.
Goodman could face up to 30 years in prison when he’s sentenced April 30. Goodman’s bond was revoked, and he was immediately taken into custody while he awaits sentencing.
NOTE: Obviously, Mr. Goodman will not be attending the Black’s Gala tomorrow… HERE.