Overdosing On Caffeine As Murder Defense

Woody Will Smith

Woody Will Smith

If that’s his best defense I don’t fancy his chances, but we’re about to find out if a court in Kentucky will go for it, likely triggering massive sales of No Fear Energy! From CNN:

Can too much caffeine make you insane – and mentally unstable enough to unknowingly kill someone?

That’s a question a Newport, Kentucky, jury will have to answer when they eventually deliberate in the trial of a man whose lawyer is expected to claim that too much soda, caffeine-laced diet pills and the energy drink No Fear – combined with sleep deprivation – meant he had no idea what he was doing when he killed his wife.

Woody Will Smith’s murder trial begins Monday, and according to the Kentucky Enquirer, Smith’s lawyer will argue that the combination of all that caffeine was responsible for the death of his wife.

Amanda Hornsby-Smith was strangled with an extension cord in 2009 – and now Smith is facing life in prison if he is found guilty of murdering his wife in their home.

Defense attorneys are expected to focus on a psychological evaluation conducted by an expert that determined Smith couldn’t be criminally responsible for the murder because he was suffering a temporary psychotic disorder based on the lack of sleep and use of amphetamine and caffeine products, the Enquirer reported…

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  • Vox Penii

    worse than the twinkie defense, but better than the Chewbacca defense, IMHO.

  • gemmarama

    paragraph five mentions amphetamines were involved as well but this is not followed up, curiously. who cares what the bastard’s defense is? the real question here is why are so many women murdered by their husbands?

    no wise-ass remarks please, vox penii.

  • gemmarama

    paragraph five mentions amphetamines were involved as well but this is not followed up, curiously. who cares what the bastard’s defense is? the real question here is why are so many women murdered by their husbands?

    no wise-ass remarks please, vox penii.

  • Ironaddict06

    One more thing, and reason to band substance. Yea, no matter the reason for murder, that person should face justice. A woman in Houston a few years ago killed her 4 children, because the devil told her so. Instead of facing prison, she was sentenced to life in a mental hospital.

  • Ironaddict06

    One more thing, and reason to band substance. Yea, no matter the reason for murder, that person should face justice. A woman in Houston a few years ago killed her 4 children, because the devil told her so. Instead of facing prison, she was sentenced to life in a mental hospital.

  • Haystack

    What if he had been black, and instead of caffeine/amphetamines, it was crack? Would we even be asking the question?

  • Haystack

    What if he had been black, and instead of caffeine/amphetamines, it was crack? Would we even be asking the question?