Monday, September 20, 2010
Starbucks Made Me Do It
Funny you should mention that. He claims that excessive caffeine from sodas, energy drinks and diet pills made him so mentally unstable he couldn't have knowingly killed his wife.
The defense may not be that far fetched. Idaho Attorney Mark Moorer won a dismissal charge for his client Daniel Noble, a budget analyst with the University of Idaho Foundation. In that case, the defendant drove to Starbucks in his pjs and slippers where he downed two venti coffees. Noble then drove onto a University of Idaho sidewalk where he ignobly hit two pedestrians. The defense presented medical tests which diagnosed him as having a rare form of bipolar disorder triggered by heavy consumption of caffeine. The court dismissed the charges against him concluding that he was unable to form the necessary mental intent to commit the crime. Whether the defense works for Mr. Smith remains to be seen.
Posted 5:07 PM