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Casino robbery suspect: I was sleepwalking
The Sideshow|Yahoo ^ | June 8, 2012 | Eric Pfeiffer

Posted on 06/08/2012 9:42:31 PM PDT by Brandonmark

A Connecticut man accused of robbing an 81-year-old woman outside a casino at knifepoint says he was sleepwalking and has no memory of the alleged incident.

An attorney for Winston A. Riley says he will enter a "medical defense" for his client, the Norwich Bulletin reports. 27-year-old Riley was arrested back on the morning of March 18 when the elderly woman said he pulled a large knife on her and demanded her purse while the two were riding a parking garage elevator at the Mohegan Sun casino in New London.

Riley claims he was "awakened" by the woman after she fled from the elevator. Attorney Nicholas D'Amato claims to have confirmed with Riley's family that his client has had problems with sleepwalking since he was a child.

"It is the first time we've encountered this," D'Amato said. "This is a legitimate medical condition."

However, police claim Riley confessed to the crime after he was arrested, telling them he "just wanted some money."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: robbery; sleepwalking

Winston A. Riley says he was sleepwalking at the time of the alleged robbery.
(Connecticut Department of Corrections)

1 posted on 06/08/2012 9:42:38 PM PDT by Brandonmark
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To: Brandonmark
Wonder if this frivilous "medical defense" is covered under ObamaCare?
2 posted on 06/08/2012 9:46:40 PM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: Brandonmark

They’ll give him a cot to sleep in for 5 to 10.


3 posted on 06/08/2012 9:47:53 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: Brandonmark

Even with Alan Dershowitz as his lawyer he couldn’t win.


4 posted on 06/08/2012 9:49:55 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: Brandonmark

Apparently he wanted money...why didn’t he just request some from “Obama’s Stash”?/sarcasm;)


5 posted on 06/08/2012 10:00:46 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: Brandonmark

Sleepwalking is a ‘right’ - case dismissed


6 posted on 06/08/2012 10:12:55 PM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: Brandonmark

That looks like Obama’s son.


7 posted on 06/08/2012 10:13:35 PM PDT by digital-olive
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To: Brandonmark

Sleepwalker from Hell........Sounds like a 70’s Drive-In thriller.


8 posted on 06/08/2012 10:13:55 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: eyedigress
Sounds like a 70’s Drive-In thriller

"Night of the Living Dead" (1968) George Romero

9 posted on 06/08/2012 10:29:22 PM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: eyedigress
Sounds like a 70’s Drive-In thriller

"Night of the Living Dead" (1968) George Romero

10 posted on 06/08/2012 10:29:40 PM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: eyedigress
Sounds like a 70’s Drive-In thriller

"Night of the Living Dead" (1968) George Romero

11 posted on 06/08/2012 10:29:50 PM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: Brandonmark

Or a Milwaukee hippie jug rock band: Sleepwalking Thieves.


12 posted on 06/08/2012 10:31:23 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: eyedigress

Oops...didn’t mean to duplicate post so many times....must have been sleepwalking!


13 posted on 06/08/2012 10:32:16 PM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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It’s a double feature. “The Sting” and “Sleepwalker from Hell”

How does a date pass that up......


14 posted on 06/08/2012 11:01:18 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: doc1019

I’m sure they can track his every move through the casino leading up to the robbery. They have cameras covering just about every inch of that place.


15 posted on 06/08/2012 11:34:25 PM PDT by peeps36 (America is being destroyed by filthy traitors in the political establishment)
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To: Brandonmark

It is actually, as unlikely as it is, a certain possibility.

It’s a good thing the medical community can medically test this guy to see if he’s honestly prone to this sort of activity.


16 posted on 06/08/2012 11:54:16 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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Just to be sure, though, I’d advise the court sprinkle a few boxes of tacks on the floor around the defense table, just in case...


17 posted on 06/09/2012 1:26:53 AM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: Brandonmark
However, police claim Riley confessed to the crime after he was arrested, telling them he "just wanted some money."

Maybe he was having another sleepwalking episode...

18 posted on 06/09/2012 4:10:42 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: Brandonmark
"...while the two were riding a parking garage elevator at the Mohegan Sun casino in New London."

I think the old lady was the one "sleep walking." Why on earth would anybody allow themselves to be isolated with this guy? In an elevator. In a parking garage.
19 posted on 06/09/2012 4:45:21 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: PowderMonkey

Too bad the old lady didn’t have a “CC” and put a bullet between his eyes.......just saying......


20 posted on 06/09/2012 6:53:44 AM PDT by Progov
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