Judge falls asleep in court

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  1. Casshew

    Casshew Former Member

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    LONDON (AP) - Two men convicted of plotting what would have been Britain's biggest robbery lost their bid for a legal appeal Wednesday, even though the judge in their trial admitted falling asleep during the closing arguments.

    Raymond Betson, 41, of Chatham in southern England, and William Cockran, 50, of London, were each jailed for 18 years in February 2002 for plotting to steal 200 million pounds ($360 million US) of diamonds from London's Millennium Dome on Nov. 7, 2000.

    The pair cited Judge Michael Coombe's behaviour as one of their main grounds for appealing their convictions


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    That is crazy, but funny. I am sure that someone said something to that judge....I don't think they would let this slide.
     

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