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Caffeine-induced insanity claim in murder trial

NEWPORT, Ky. (AP) - The murder trial of a northern Kentucky man
has been postponed after his lawyer's claim that caffeine figured
into the strangulation death of the defendant's wife.

The Kentucky Enquirer reported prosecutors want time to run
tests on pills and drinks they were given only last week.

The trial of Woody Smith was to have begun Monday, but has been
set over to begin Aug. 30 in Newport.

The defense claims Smith was in state of caffeine-induced
insanity because he took diet pills that contain caffeine and
consumed an energy drink.

Smith is accused of killing 28-year-old Amanda Hornsby-Smith in
May 2009 in the couple's Dayton home by strangling her with an
extension cord.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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