Former college student found guilty of exposing man to HIV

Former college student found guilty of exposing man to HIV

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — Jurors in Missouri have found a 23-year-old man guilty of infecting another man with HIV & endangering four others while attending college in suburban St. Louis.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/1RMlPhe ) former Lindenwood University student Michael L. Johnson was convicted Thursday on one count of recklessly infecting another with HIV & four counts of recklessly risking infection of another with HIV. He was found not guilty on a sixth charge of exposing another man to the virus that causes AIDS.

Jurors deliberated for two hours & 20 minutes before returning the verdict.

p>Johnson, a former wrestler, was expelled from the university in St. Charles & had remained in jail since his arrest in 2013.

The newspaper reports sentencing is Friday, where Johnson faces a maximum of life in prison.

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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com

Source: “Associated Press”

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