John Goodman Sentencing Liveblog: BREAKING -- 16-Year Sentence for Goodman
4:27 -- Taking a 5-minute break. Moving on to discuss whether Goodman will be allowed to go free for the appeals process.
4:17 -- Colbath still speaking. Goodman looking quite uncomfortable.
4:08 -- Hm. Black is standing back up, now the two of them are bickering over the details of an unrelated case.
4:05 -- Black sits down. Roberts briefly responds to the cases Black brought up. Almost done.
3:50 -- "I'm proud to be a lawyer," Black says, and adds his aggressive advocacy in the courtroom should not be held against Goodman. Now he's citing more case law.
3:47 -- Black points out that Goodman has been paying premiums on a $50 million insurance policy for years. Wilson's parents got $23 million each in a settlement.
3:44 -- Black says the prosecution didn't present a reasonable plea deal and is now trying to use it against Goodman that he took the case to trial.
3:27 -- Goodman's 84-year-old mother is in the courtroom and planned to make a statement, but Black now says she won't be able to.
3:26 -- Abell says Goodman "shows great care and interest for how other people are doing" and that Goodman would continue to pay ex-employees until they could find another job.
3:18 -- Hutton Goodman, John Goodman's nephew, up next. Says Goodman is "selfless," tells a story of when he was 6 and his dad fell down the steps. Says John Goodman showed up to take Hutton to the rodeo because his dad couldn't take him. Says "my Uncle John" is not a "monster."
2:33 -- Black citing case law where even the innocuous introduction of outside evidence was enough to step on a case. He mentions a case where a juror looked through binoculars to see if it was conceivably possible . The verdict was thrown out, Black says, "even though looking through binoculars is something people do all the time."