10 Most Controversial Jury Verdicts

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  • Michael Jackson
  • O.J. Simpson
  • Rodney King
  • John Hinckley Jr.
  • Dan White
  • George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin
  • Casey Anthony
  • Johannes Mehserle
  • Amanda Knox
  • Sean Bell

Dan White

Dan White, a San Francisco politician, assassinated Mayor George Moscone and politician Harvey Milk, the first openly gay person elected to public office in California, inside the City Hall building in 1978. White was convicted of the lesser charge of manslaughter and served five years of a seven-year sentence. (Photo: Courtesy San Francisco Examiner, November 1978)

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