A Houston millionaire, who adopted his own girlfriend, has settled a wrongful-death lawsuit against him, but his legal problems didn’t end there. John Goodman ran a stop sign and crashed his Bentley into another car in Florida two years ago. He killed the driver of that car while driving drunk. Goodman’s blood alcohol level was .20, more than double the legal limit in Florida, at the time of the crash. He subsequently adopted his girlfriend in an apparent attempt to protect his assets. Goodman has now settled with the victim’s parents. The amount of the settlement is confidential.
But Goodman didn’t fare so well in his criminal case. He was tried on the criminal charges and a jury found him guilty of manslaughter and vehicle homicide. He could face up to 30 years in prison. This man’s victim was totally innocent, losing his life to a drunk driver. Justice certainly appears to have been done in this case.
Source: The Huffington Post
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