Sleepy Judge Keeps Falling Asleep During Trial A German court had to start the whole trial over By Michael Harthorne, Newser Staff Posted Jun 29, 2016 4:32 PM CDT 11 comments Comments Justice is blind...and kind of sleepy. (Shutterstock) (Newser) – A judge was apparently none too impressed by the alleged criminal exploits of a couple German ne'er-do-wells as he repeatedly fell asleep during the trial, the AP reports. The sleepy judge was part of a five-judge panel presiding over the trial of two men suspected of robbing a grocery store. As the judge was presumably napping through important information, the head judge decided to restart the trial—luckily still in its first day—from the beginning rather than open it up to an appeal. The judge was replaced with an alternate, freeing him to find a more exciting case or a nice comfy bed.