An HIV-positive woman who was originally charged with attempted murder for biting a shop assistant during a robbery, has been sentenced to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to robbery and wanton endangerment.
Story from the Associated Press, below.
Woman Sentenced in HIV Biting CasePOSTED: 9:07 am EDT April 9, 2008UPDATED: 9:16 am EDT April 9, 2008
Associated Press, LEXINGTON, Ky.
A woman with HIV who bit a store clerk during a robbery in Boyle County, Kentucky has been given a 12-year prison sentence.
Victoria Spoonamore pleaded guilty to robbery and wanton endangerment last month in exchange for the sentence. Because of her medical condition, she was initially charged with attempted murder.
Police say she took cash from the register at the Chill Quick Stop Convenience Store in Danville last September. The clerk spotted the robbery and tried to stop Spoonamore. Surveillance video showed her biting the clerk while screaming that she had AIDS. The clerk has not tested positive for HIV.
Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press.