Transcript for Millionaire John Goodman Back on Trial for DUI Manslaughter Charge
That sensational retrial of John Goodman. He was convicted of drunk driving manslaughter two years ago. That conviction was thrown out. Now the sequestered jury is not supposed to know about that. Matt Gutman has the story. Reporter: This morning, polo magnate John Goodman in the courtroom again. He's charged after crossing his $200,000 Bentley into 23-year-old Scott Wilson's Hyundai in 2010, the crash instantly killing the college graduate. Goodman waited an hour. I just kind of wrecked. I'm on -- where am I? Do you see all the deputies that are out there? No, I ran down the road to the -- to a barn. We find the defendant, guilty of DUI manslaughter. Reporter: He was convicted in 201 of the same changes and sentenced to 16 years in prison. That jury was thrown out because of juror misconduct. The 51-year-old's adopgs of his own girlfriend at the time to allegedly protect hundreds of millions of dollars in convicted. That adoption was later thrown out. First thing he did was walked into the players club. Was order ten shots of your best tequila. Reporter: Prosecutors say his blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limb when he was tested three hours after his car t-boned Wilson's Hyundai and shoved it into a canal where he drowned. His car was not slowing down. Reporter: Goodman has once again pleaded not guilty. For "Good morning America," Matt Gutman, ABC news, Miami. Let's get right to Dan Abrams. You and I were talking about this. Are you surprised there's a retra retroo retrial? It's always a surprise. The juror does his own drinking experiments during the case, to see how drunk he gets doing vodka shots. That's exactly what you're not supposed to do as a juror. Or get drunk? Get drunk in your own time. That's okay. You can't do tests realilated to the case. He admitted he hadn't disclosed his ex-wife had a DUI. He disclosed it in a self-published book. It was almost begging for trouble. He did. He ended up serving time. And a retrial. Retrials rarely happen. But when it does, it helps the prosecution. They did succeed many in case. They won the case. This time, it's the defense that has the advantage to look at how the case went, possibly consider new strategies. It seems they have some advantages, some witnesses have changed their testimony. People forget. All of those things are an advantage to the defense. The only issue will be does the defendant himself take the stand. If he does, is his testimony consistent with his testimony from the first time? Thank you, Dan. Now to the brawl on the
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