Thursday, November 13, 2008

Dutch HIV-infectors found guilty

To follow up with this story about two Dutch men accused of inviting men over for a sex party, drugging them, raping them, and then injecting them with HIV+ blood...

...they were found guilty:

The Groningen District Court found the two guilty of severe assault for injecting semiconscious men with HIV-infected blood at sex parties between January 2006 and May 2007.

Peter M., 49, who was also convicted of rape, was sentenced to nine years in prison and Hans J., 39, received a five-year sentence. Under Dutch privacy laws, the surnames of convicted criminals are not released.

What's more interesting is the tag at the end of the story:
The suspects were not charged with attempted murder since Dutch courts have held
that HIV is a chronic illness rather than an inevitably fatal one.

Oh? Interesting. Thoughts?

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