Dan White Killed Harvey Milk In 1978, But He Got Away With Murder Using The Bizarre Twinkie Defense

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Image: via Matthew Shepard Foundation
Image: via Matthew Shepard Foundation

In the late 1970s Dan White admitted to assassinating both Harvey Milk, the first openly gay elected official in California’s history, and the Mayor of San Francisco, George Moscone. And yet, when White went on trial, he had a defense for his actions at the ready – he blamed the tragedy on Twinkies.

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