Angelo Licata contends in his federal appeal that anger and hostility are among the symptoms of sleep apnea and that his defense lawyers failed to bring his condition to court, reports Central Maine.

“Sleep apnea is a clearcut and effective way to defend Licata and his action on the day of the incident, for the symptoms carrys (sic) the possibility of loss memory (sic) and outrageous behavior,” according to the federal court documents.