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HIV-positive man faces 2 murder charges for unprotected sex

by Mark5019 / February 27, 2005 12:13 PM PST

HAMILTON - A man in Hamilton who had unprotected sex with at least 12 women without telling them he was HIV-positive has been charged with first-degree murder after two of the women died.


INDEPTH: AIDS

Johnson Aziga is thought to be the first person in Canada to face that charge in connection with spreading the deadly virus.

The 48-year-old Ugandan-born man had earlier been charged with endangering the lives of his sexual partners, seven of whom later tested positive for the virus that causes AIDS.

The two first-degree murder charges were laid after two women in Toronto died, in December 2003 and in May 2004.

A variety of courts have ruled that if people don't know their sexual partner carries the AIDS virus, they cannot truly consent to sex.

As a result, the deaths of the two women are considered to have resulted from sexual assaults. That automatically calls for first-degree murder charges as opposed to lesser charges such as manslaughter

http://www.cbc.ca/story/canada/national/2005/02/25/aids-murder050225.html

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Interesting.
by drpruner / February 27, 2005 2:46 PM PST

I wonder how they'll prove the virus had to come from him? (Gotta tie the 'murderer' to the weapon, I think.)
Regards, Doug in New Mexico

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i don't have a problem with
by Jerry562 / February 27, 2005 6:49 PM PST
In reply to: Interesting.

putting this guy to death. I don't think they should give him 'life' (no pun intended) because he can continue his ways in prison. He is the ultimate in selfishness.

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Same thing, probably.
by drpruner / February 28, 2005 2:11 PM PST

I've heard that life expectancy in max security prisons is 'way down since HIV.
Regards, Doug in New Mexico

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Let me get this straight ...
by Evie / February 27, 2005 7:54 PM PST

... The 48-year-old Ugandan-born man had earlier been charged with endangering the lives of his sexual partners, seven of whom later tested positive for the virus that causes AIDS.

Were these two women that died from among those seven, or was he left to his own devices to infect more? I guess from reading a few more articles that used the words "originally charged" it seems the charges were upgraded when two of his victims died.

Evie Happy

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