ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) â€” 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.
Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com
Source: “Associated Press”