Monday, September 20, 2010

Wild about coffee!!

The caffeine defense debuts.

Good thing he wasn't eating Twinkies too; who knows if all hell would've broken loose then!

Kentucky trial: man claims caffeine insanity
By BRETT BARROUQUERE, Associated Press Writer

NEWPORT, Ky. – A Kentucky man accused of strangling his wife is poised to claim excessive caffeine from sodas, energy drinks and diet pills left him so mentally unstable he couldn't have knowingly killed his wife, his lawyer has notified a court.

Woody Will Smith, 33, is scheduled for trial starting Monday on a murder charge in the May 2009 death of Amanda Hornsby-Smith, 28.

Defense attorney Shannon Sexton filed notice with the Newport court of plans to argue his client ingested so much caffeine in the days leading up to the killing that it rendered him temporarily insane — unable even to form the intent of committing a crime.

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