Roy Black, Wellington polo mogul John Goodman‘s high-priced attorney, is using Gossip Extra to illustrate the circus-like atmosphere surrounding Goodman’s trial for DUI manslaughter last month in West Palm Beach.
Goodman was convicted of killing motorist Scott Wilson by a six-person jury, but Black now says Goodman deserves a new trial.
In the second page of his 300-page argument for a new trial, Black berates Judge Jeff Colbath for refusing a change of venue to, say, Miami — where Black is a revered figure of the bar association.
And to accentuate his point that jurors couldn’t be unbiased, Black pulled out a photo that ran in Gossip Extra during jury selection and showing protester Jim Whelan across the street from the courthouse.
Says Whelan: “What I did is legal. And it doesn’t justify a change of venue!”
Goodman is facing 30 years in the slammer when he is sentenced April 30.
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