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cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/14413039

77-Year-Old Man Is Dozing Off in Court & His Supporters Think It's a Masterful Gambit

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[-] [email protected] 74 points 1 month ago

I heard someone say that his lawyers sedated him so he'd keep his mouth shut.

[-] [email protected] 83 points 1 month ago

Given there's suggestions he has Parkinson's or has dementia, it might also be the medication. Something like haldol, even in low doses, will make him sleepy.

TBF he's old. I had trouble staying awake in class when I was in my teens and twenties. No surprise an old man has similar issues during a long day in court.

Perhaps if he hadn't gone around calling his opponent 'sleepy' for years on end, people would have been more charitable and assumed he'd simply slept poorly.

[-] [email protected] 83 points 1 month ago

Perhaps if he hadn't committed so many crimes he could be chillin' at home instead of sitting in court all day

[-] Daft_ish 6 points 1 month ago

Like 10 years before my grandpa died he would just randomly fall asleep doing what ever. It's what old people do. The man is 77.

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