My Ssec Capstone Project it talks about a murder case that happened in 1979 in San Francisco

it talks about a murder case that happened in 1979 in San Francisco

it talks about a murder case that happened in 1979 in San Francisco. A man named Dan White had killed George Moscone and Harvey Milk, former politicians. Dan White proceeded to tell the jury that in his defense he had ate a bunch of Twinkies, which then blasted a lot of sugar through his arteries and in the end, drove him into a murderous frenzy and killing the two people. This defense was then labeled as the “Twinkie defense”. White was then acquitted of murder. However, his lawyers claimed he had a “diminished capacity” and so the homicides weren’t really murder. Technically the law stated that for a crime to be considered murder, the killing must be planned and intentional. So White was eventually convicted of voluntary manslaughter and served a lesser sentence.