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August 12, 2009

Yawning Pictures, Images and Photos
If I ever have to go to court in Joliet, IL  I will make sure not to yawn in the courtroom.

JOLIET, Ill. – Drowsy spectators in one suburban Chicago courtroom might want to stifle their yawns from now on. Clifton Williams, 33, of Richton Park, is facing six months in jail for making what court documents call a yawn-like sound in Will County Judge Daniel Rozak’s court last month. The yawn happened as Williams’ cousin, Jason Mayfield, was being sentenced for a drug charge on July 23.

Rozak found Williams in contempt of court and sentenced him to six months in jail.

Apparently, a judge can sentence someone for up to six months for criminal contempt without a jury trial.

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