WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey Colbath has delayed the arraignment of Dennis DeMartin, the juror whose alleged misconduct won International Polo Club Palm Beach founder John Goodman a new trial, on a contempt of court charge.
During a hearing on Thursday afternoon, Colbath delayed the arraignment until Thursday, June 20th.
Defense attorneys Robert Gershman and Joseph Walsh asked Colbath for up to $5,000 to help pay for some court costs.
The judge agreed to pay at least $600 for a medical expert that will help DeMartin defend himself.
"It sounds like, at the end of the day, the judge is going to give us the opportunity to put on evidence and witnesses and things like that where, in a direct contempt proceeding, you wouldn't have the time to do that," Walsh said. "It's sad, but tough. But, you know, we're moving along and just continuing to do what we need to do to defend his rights."
Last month, Colbath said that attorneys for Goodman had convinced him that DeMartin had hidden an ex-wife's DUI arrest during jury selection.
DeMartin has said that a pair of strokes affected his memory.
Gershman and Walsh said a medical expert would be brought in during the contempt of court hearing.
A panel of six jurors, including DeMartin, convicted Goodman of DUI manslaughter in connection with the death of University of Central Florida student Scott Wilson in 2012.
If convicted, DeMartin faces up to six months in jail.