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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