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Will John Goodman’s ‘wealth bias’ defense get him a new trial?

Posted 2 years ago.

14 Comments

  • JD - 2 years ago

    Lili Wilson needs to use some of her recently acquired $46 million to do something in her sons memory instead of continuing to try and profit fom his death. She's bled Goodman dry monetarily (fact - she's tens of millions richer than he is now), gone to talk to every media outlet that will allow it about how terrible he is and the guy is in jail now. In her own words "it time to let the healing process begin"...I look forward to seeing that in her actions at Goodmans sentencing. Hope he surprises me with some decency.

  • JD - 2 years ago

    Lili Wilson needs to use some of her recently acquired $46 million to do something in her sons memory instead of continuing to try and profit fom his death. She's bled Goodman dry monetarily (fact - she's tens of millions richer than he is now), gone to talk to every media outlet that will allow it about how terrible he is and the guy is in jail now. In her own words "it time to let the healing process begin"...I look forward to seeing that in her actions at Goodmans sentencing. Hope he surprises me with some decency.

  • Benny B - 2 years ago

    Nice try, Johnny boy. Your wealth status is not going to get you out of this one. You did the crime, DO THE TIME. He WAS drunk and left that poor man to die. No if's and's or buts about it! What's that you say? Your highly expensive car malfunctioned? OMG!! Maybe there should be a recall on Bentleys!! If this was the average joe, it would be a different story. Don't worry Johnny your money is safe, just ask your adopted friend. Gotta go, Mcdonalds closes in 1/2 hour, and I just gotta get an Iced tea!!

  • jerry r. - 2 years ago

    How about this for Mr G - when he is sentenced, offer him the choice to build the "Scott Wilson" Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation Center" in Wellington. Make donation in Scotts memory - instead of paying more $$$$$$ the lawyers. Mr Goodman can also have the opportunity of being patient #1. Maybe something good can come from this tragedy.

  • jerry r. - 2 years ago

    How about this for Mr G - when he is sentenced, offer him the choice to build the "Scott Wilson" Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation Center" in Wellington. Make donation in Scotts memory - instead of paying more $$$$$$ the lawyers. Mr Goodman can also have the opportunity of being patient #1. Maybe something good can come from this tragedy.

  • JD - 2 years ago

    This is such an atrocious paper. I don't know why I ever bother to click on some of these links.... I thought the whole point of "news"papers was to provide insight into news issues... you guys give only 1/8 of any possible case, usually the most lurid (and often also insignificant) aspects which lend themselves to your sensationalized stories which are largely devoid of fact. (or if they have facts you've somehow managed to overlook 75% of the other salient ones). I just read the motion for retrial and this article doesn't at all represent what it said. My god, start doing your jobs or join the fate of the rest of print media.

  • What about the rest of the retrial motion? - 2 years ago

    This seems like incomplete reporting / I don't even know how to answer this poll....the wealth bias alone was prejudicial legally speaking, but it's the other 2 issues cited in the motion (which are conveniently, though not suprisingly, omitted from this article/poll..) which if we strip it down to the letter of the law, do warrant a retrial. It's unfortunate, but I do want to believe our justice system works and everyone is entitled to a fair trial. We can't assume that super expensive lawyers should not be accorded the same legal process as public defenders even though I understand the sentiment that they are better equipped to deal with obstacles etc.

  • Jen - 2 years ago

    Goodman** (typo)

  • Jen - 2 years ago

    It is what it is ... He probably will get a re-trail because in this country money talks and sad enough 75% of the system is corrupted as hell.. Hopefully who ever the new jury is makes the right decision ... But if this jack ass walks off with only a slap on the wrist I'd say Mr.Black paid some people off and added it to the nice little bill he's got with Goldman

  • Idiots - 2 years ago

    Read the actual motion for retrial people. The "wealth bias" is the lesser of the issues. Things that are clearly against the letter of the law (i.e. prosecution releasing a witness from subpeona before a defense cross-examination when only the judge has the opportunity to release a witness for subpeona) etc. Look at the actual facts people, not just what the PBP tries to pass off as fact

  • Nice try Mr.Black - 2 years ago

    The jury found him guilty because that's what he is...nobody cares how much money he has..the facts speak for themselves...he chose to drink, he chose to drive, he chose to walk away from the scene knowing someone could b seriously hurt...in life we have to pay for those choices...regardless of how much money you have. Mr. Black give it up & get out of town.

  • Nice try Mr.Black - 2 years ago

    The jury found him guilty because that's what he is...nobody cares how much money he has..the facts speak for themselves...he chose to drink, he chose to drive, he chose to walk away from the scene knowing someone could b seriously hurt...in life we have to pay for those choices...regardless of how much money you have. Mr. Black give it up & get out of town.

  • Becky - 2 years ago

    I hope not. We've gone through this once & a decision was made.

  • R DeFeria - 2 years ago

    Are you kidding? Why didn't The venerable Mr.Black blame it on a Wendy's "Frosty" addiction that caused the accident? Maybe he can get Frosty the "SNOW"man to testify.

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