Saturday, 12 December 2009

Pricks and Boots

One Prick And It Is Done:

Court documents detailed how the man, 35, twice pricked his 33-year-old wife with a sewing needle laced with his infected blood. It is believed, the man wanted to give her the disease so she would start having sex with him again, New Zealand's Sunday Star-Times said.

The husband discovered he was HIV-positive, whereas his wife and children were not during health checks imposed on them when the family arrived in New Zealand in 2004.

The woman had said she wanted to maintain the relationship for the sake of the children but refused to have sex with him for fear of contracting the disease.

In the documents, the wife described how, in May 2008, she found a sting-like mark on her left thigh and two days later awoke to a stinging feeling in her leg.

She said, "I got up and I flicked the blankets. I looked at my husband and he was wide awake."

The wife asked him if he had pricked her and he said, 'No'. But she later found evidence of ‘blood sprinkles’ on their duvet, which she said her husband tried to hide from her.

During a routine check-up four months later, doctors revealed she was HIV-positive. The woman confronted her husband, who admitted dipping a needle in his blood and pricking her with it.

"All he said was he was sorry. He said, 'I used needles on you because I wanted you to be the same as me so that you can live with me and you won't leave me'," she said.

The husband has admitted wilfully infecting his wife with HIV-positive and faces up to 14 years in jail when he is sentenced at Auckland High Court next year.

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American Man Locks Sons In A Car Boot:

In the East, we love our children a great deal and would never do what an American man has done to his own children. He appeared in court in the U.S. state of Massachusetts and was accused of locking his two sons in the boot of his car while he visited a sailing shop.

Fall River police say that Michael Monahan left the children alone in the Pontiac Trans Am for several minutes. He told investigators the children, aged three and six, enjoyed ‘playing’ in there, court records show.

He has pleaded not guilty to two counts of assault and reckless endangerment of a child and was released on bail.

The children are now in the custody of their mother. The boys were spotted in the boot by a man who works in the sailing shop. He later called the police who tracked down the family.

Mr Monahan's lawyer told the Fall River District Court judge that the 35-year-old loved his children. Referring to his client, his lawyer said, "He's extremely distraught about this, your honour." Mr Monahan is due to reappear in court on 19 January.

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