Joseph Freitas, Jr.


Age: 66

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

Paris, France