published Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Court date moved in HIV case

A man accused of knowingly infecting his pregnant wife with HIV had his court date moved to Sept. 9 after he told attorneys he plans to hire a private defense attorney.

James Hutchins, 46, posted a $10,000 bond and was seated in General Sessions Court David Bales courtroom Tuesday morning.

Hutchins was previously convicted of criminal exposure of HIV in 1999. If convicted a second time for the same offense, Hutchins could be sentenced between three and six years for the charge, which is a Class C felony.

Hutchins' previous sentence was six months' incarceration and five years' probation.

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gmomma said...

Are they serious to give this man (and I use this term, 'man', with strict reservations) bail? He is knowingly infecting women with HIV!! He is giving them a death sentence. Will the judge sentence him to pay for her and the unborn child's medical costs (lifetime) or will taxpayers have to foot that bill and his incarceration, also?

August 3, 2011 at 2:02 a.m.
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