Posted: May 3, 2012 3:04 PM
A Florida man, Adam Kaufman, is being accused with strangling his wife to death in 2007. His defense is that she suffered an adverse reaction to a spray tan. He says he found his wife on the bathrooom floor of their home. It took almost two years for officials to rule it a homicide. They have determined she was murdered.
"Dr. Bruce A. Hyma, Miami-Dade County's chief medical examiner, has said only "direct focused pressure" consistent with force applied by another person could have caused the deep bleeding in the victim's neck muscles." The defense said Mrs. Kaufman had a "violent reaction" to a spray tan, fell on a magazine rack, and choked to death. They are also claiming the spray tan could have contained arsenic or another fatal poison.
The prosecutor's are going to have a difficult time debunking the defense. Some of the victim's family and friends continue to support Mr. Kaufman. They claim he is innocent of murder.
This is definitely one of the strangest defense claims we've heard. It will be interesting to see how this plays out in court. Is this the most far reaching defense you've heard in a court case?