A man sentenced to jail for oversleeping has been cleared by a judge. Deandre Somerville, 21, slept through jury duty last month, with Judge John Kastrenake vacating the contempt of court conviction against the man after hearing a heartfelt letter of apology.
As reported by CNN, the man was sorry for his “immature decision” and added: “Before my hearing, I walked into the courtroom a free man with no criminal record. I left a criminal in handcuffs.”
Somerville – who had been sentenced to 10 days in prison, 150 hours community service and $233 in fines – had no previous issues with the law.
Kastrenake cleared him of the charge and said there was no need to make an example of him.