The myth of the “Twinkie defense”

According to snopes.com

Even though White had entered City Hall carrying a gun loaded with especially lethal ammunition, climbed through a basement window to avoid metal detectors, evaded Mayor Moscone’s bodyguard, reloaded after killing Moscone, and walked across City Hall to find and gun down Harvey Milk, the jury found that White’s actions were not premeditated.  […]  That a jury could rationally have found that White’s actions were not premeditated was incomprehensible and unbelievable to most people, so instead the facts were converted into a story about how a slick lawyer got White off with an absurd “Twinkie defense.” 

 

 

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