Sunday, May 13, 2012

John Goodman Jailed for 16 Years for killing promising student in drunken hit-and-run

The polo-playing millionaire who killed a young man in a DUI hit-and-run has been sentenced to 16 years in prison.

John Goodman was also fined $10,000 for his role in the death of 23-year-old Scott Wilson, who drowned when Goodman, 48, rammed into his car and sent it into a canal in February 2010.

Judge Jeffrey Colbath condemned Goodman's actions, saying: 'He left to try and save himself.'

The killer became notorious when he tried to adopt his 42-year-old girlfriend in an apparent attempt to protect his fortune from his victim's family in the event of a possible civil suit over Mr Wilson's death.

Last month he reached a settlement with the Wilson family and will pay out $46million in compensation to them. Read More