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Fear Trumps Science in HIV Case

The HIV trial of Craig Lamar Davis in Clayton Country is over and the verdict is in: guilty on both counts of aggravated assault. Davis faces up to 20 years in prison for knowingly exposing a woman to HIV, a felony in Georgia, and his sentencing is scheduled for February 21.  The trial lasted a week and included 60 exhibits and testimony from more than 30 witnesses, an unprecedented number for an HIV criminal trial, and yet the jury deliberated for less than an hour before reaching a verdict. Their hasty decision suggests that something far more powerful than scientific evidence swayed them. [read on in link below]

[Source: OMSJ]

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