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  • He was first acquitted of first-degree murder before the voluntary manslaughter conviction. For the latter, he served just five years.

    March 27, 2011

  • "Twinkie defense" is a derisive label for an improbable legal defense. It is not a recognized legal defense in jurisprudence, but a catchall term coined by reporters during their coverage of the trial of defendant Dan White for the murders of San Francisco city supervisor Harvey Milk and mayor George Moscone. White's defense was that he suffered diminished capacity as a result of his depression. His change in diet from health food to Twinkies and other sugary food was said to be a symptom of depression. This defense is a claim that sugary food was itself responsible for White's criminal behavior. White was convicted of voluntary manslaughter.

    ~Wikipedia

    March 6, 2011