You’ve heard of the Twinkie defense? A few years ago, a California man charged with murder claimed he killed his girlfriend while under a sugar high from eating too many Twinkie.

Now comes the caffeine defense. A Kentucky man goes to trial next week with the claim that he strangled his wife because of too much caffeine from sodas and diet pills.

Reports The Associated Press:

Woody Will Smith, 33, is scheduled for trial starting Monday on a murder charge in the May 2009 death of Amanda Hornsby-Smith, 28.

Defense attorney Shannon Sexton filed notice with the Newport court of plans to argue his client ingested so much caffeine in the days leading up to the killing that it rendered him temporarily insane — unable even to form the intent of committing a crime.

What’s next? A message on our coffee cups?

Warning. Drinking coffee may be hazardous to the health of others after you off them.

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