An HIV-positive woman from Columbus, Georgia, pleaded guilty this week to aggravated assault for spitting in the face of another woman. She was sentenced to three years in prison.
It is the third prison sentence in as many months in the United States for spitting.
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Story from the Associated Press, below.
Woman with HIV gets 3 years for spitting in face
The Associated Press
A woman diagnosed with HIV has been sentenced to three years in prison for spitting in another woman's face and proclaiming "I hope you get AIDS."
The woman, 43-year-old Audrey Lewis, pleaded guilty Monday to aggravated assault.
Police said a 24-year-old went to lock the apartment door of a friend who was being arrested Oct. 3 for simple battery against Lewis. Assistant District Attorney Doug Breault said Lewis approached the woman and the two began to quarrel.
Breault said Tuesday that Lewis will have to serve the full sentence because she has three prior felonies.
Defense attorney Judy Dunlap said the three years was unwarranted. She said she was hoping for about three months.