Joseph Freitas, Jr.
Summary: retired San
Francisco district attorney who failed to win a murder conviction
against Dan White, a former county supervisor who used the "Twinkie
defense" for his 1978 killing of gay Supervisor Harvey Milk and Mayor
George Moscone, but who was accused of mishandling the case after
public outrage spilled over to him.
Cause of Death: Lung cancer
Born: October 18, 1939
Died: April 18, 2006
Location: Paris, France