DAYTONA BEACH – An Edgewater man plead no contest to the charge of DUI Manslaughter today, July 14, 2015, stemming from the July 24, 2013 crash that killed his 16-year-old cousin. Austen J. Goodrich, 19, entered the open plea to Seventh Circuit Judge Frank Marriott. Goodrich is set for a tentative sentencing hearing on August 25, 2015. He faces a maximum possible penalty of 20 years in prison and a year in the county jail. Goodrich plead no contest to DUI Manslaughter, a second-degree felony, DUI Causing Serious Bodily Injury, a third-degree felony, and DUI with Property Damage, a first-degree misdemeanor.
Assistant State Attorney Andrew Urbanak, of the State Attorney’s Career Criminal Unit, prosecuted the case. Seventh Circuit Judge Frank Marriott will preside over the sentencing hearing and will impose sentence at a later date.
Due to the fact that this is a pending case, this office will reserve comment until the sentencing hearing date.
For more information contact:
Spencer S. Hathaway
Public Information Officer / Assistant State Attorney
Office of R.J. Larizza
State Attorney, Seventh Judicial Circuit
(386)239-7710 x 17840
(386)562-4043 – Cell