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Today -- sentencing day for millionaire -- tycoon John Goodman he faces up to thirty years in prison.
For the drunk driving crash that killed 23 year old Scott Wilson.
But Goodman also might walk out of court a free man because of alleged jury misconduct.
Goodman made headlines by illegally adopting his girlfriend there on the left.
In an apparent bid to protect at least part of his wealth after the accident.
But -- before Goodman learns his fate today the judge wants to talk to juror Denis to -- about something he wrote in his self published book.
Phil Keating is live in West Palm Beach, Florida -- what.
Is this juror accused of doing -- -- is accused of blatantly disregarding and ignoring the judge's directive to all of the jurors that no personal experiments.
Could be conducted outside of that courtroom.
Or the deliberations room to juror Denis to -- Released a book last week 36 pages long call believing in the truth and and that he writes these excerpts quote.
At 9 PM I had a vodka and tonic followed by another at 930 at a third at ten -- I went out started to walk to the clubhouse with -- -- streets over to our complex.
I walked around there for a short time and then decided to go back home.
I was confused.
When the alarm went off the next morning I got up and felt relieved the question in my mind that -- before.
Was answered -- that being the John Goodman was too drunk to drive the night of their fatal accident.
Good and of course BAC is what I -- content with them when you've -- seven taken.
By police several hours after the accidents.
And last Monday the judge specifically as this -- yeah.
There was any presumption of guilt by any of them going into the deliberations room in this juror to Martin said.
He had an open mind going into that room and actually voted for not guilty the first time around -- this judge this afternoon must decide.
Which version is more true what he said last week in court.
Or what he wrote the book John.
-- so there is the possibility of a mistrial here I guess if if the judge does not declare a mistrial then Goodman gets sentenced today.
Right if the judge disregard whatever his questions and answers are in the courtroom today with this -- then we move right immediately to the sentencing phase.
The sentencing guidelines have -- being -- -- anywhere between eleven years and thirty years.
The prosecution is arguing -- suggestion to the judge.
That -- we get twenty years that being for GUY with failure to render aid in the death of a young man Scott Wilson who was simply.
Driving home on -- cross street in Palm Beach County when -- was Tivo owned by Goodman who was beating and ran a stop sign.
According to the prosecutors.
There arguing for this twenty year sentence describing Goodman the founder of the international polo club here in Wellington a Palm Beach -- As self serving selfish and totally unconcerned.
About the life.
Of the men who then drowned -- they can now.
Phil Keating reporting live for us -- -- case thank you -- more on that.
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