White was elected to the Board Of Supervisors, and then resigned. He then attempted to be readmitted to the Board, saying he had changed his mind. When Moscone refused the request, White became frustrated and depressed. He then returned to city hall through a basement entrance, and assassinated both Moscone and Milk.
White was acquitted for the actions, using the Twinkie Defense, in which he claimed insanity and depression due to his poor diet leading up to the killings.
White later committed suicide.
In the upcoming film Milk, White is played by Josh Brolin.