Lauren Karanak’s life altered irrevocably when she was the target of gun violence one afternoon in August 2019 just outside the home she was living in. The incident took place immediately in front of her home. Robert Goodwin, the equestrian’s fiancé, was there at the time of the shooting, and he was the one who was able to subdue the shooter until the police arrived. The program “48 Hours: The Shooting of Lauren Kanarek” on CBS News investigates the circumstances that led up to the incident as well as its immediate aftermath. If you are curious about what became of Robert after that time, the following is all we are aware of on his whereabouts.
Who is Robert Goodwin?
At the beginning of March 2018, Lauren Karanek started attending dressage lessons at Michael Barisone’s farm in Washington Township, New Jersey. Barisone is a well-known coach in the sport of dressage. In addition, she and her future husband, Robert Goodwin, made their home on the property. The relationship between Lauren and Michael got off to a strong start, but by the summer of 2019, it had deteriorated past the point of no return. Michael insisted that the pair leave the residence, but they were adamant on staying there.
Michael asserted that he feared for his life and shared this information with the authorities in the moments preceding up to the shooting. Later, his counsel alleged that Lauren and Robert had covert recording devices implanted in order to torment him by recording his talks and then releasing the recordings. The attorney went so far as to accuse the pair of reporting potential code breaches, which led to an official visit the day before the shooting. After that, Robert was blamed for allegedly telling Michael to “Get ready” while simultaneously making the shape of a gun with his fingers.
On the morning of August 7, 2019, Michael removed a 9mm handgun from his workplace and then drove to the residence where Lauren and Robert were staying. When Lauren started talking to Michael, she realized that Michael was hiding behind a bush near the back porch. She asserted that Michael then brought out a revolver and shot her twice after she confronted him. Robert claimed that he witnessed Michael displaying a weapon during their encounter. The trainer also shot at Robert, but his bullet went wide and struck a pane of glass instead.
Lauren, who had been shot, dialed 911 and named Michael as the person responsible for the shooting. Robert grabbed the phone and announced that he was on top of Michael, pinning him to the ground. Robert testified at a later time that he initially choked the trainer while Michael was turning around, and then that he punched Michael after Michael turned around. When the cops arrived, Robert had Michael pinned under his weight. In the midst of the conflict, Robert suffered a broken wrist.
Where is Robert Goodwin Today?
Despite the fact that Lauren and Robert testified in favor of the prosecution, the jury decided in the end to side with the defense. Michael Barisone was found not guilty of attempting to murder Lauren and Robert in April 2022; his defense of temporary insanity was successful and led to his acquittal. Michael was judged not guilty of attempting to kill Robert when it came to the matter, although this was not due to momentary insanity on Michael’s part. Since then, Robert has, for reasons that are very understandable, kept a low profile. Even though he hasn’t been very active on social media, it’s clear that he has a passion for horses and mobile food vendors. According to the information that we have, he is still with Lauren, and the state of New Jersey was his last known whereabouts.