HIV Killer Declared Dangerous Offender, Could be Jailed For Life (Canada)
Johnson Aziga was diagnosed with HIV in 1996 and had unprotected sex with 11 women …
HAMILTON - A man convicted of murder through HIV transmission could spend the rest of his life in jail after an Ontario court ruled Tuesday that he can't be trusted to disclose his condition to future sexual partners.
Justice Thomas Lofchik granted the Crown's request to have Johnson Aziga declared a dangerous offender, a designation that means he could be jailed indefinitely.
"I must consider that the offender has a multi-year history of deception," Lofchik told the court.
Aziga, believed to be the first person in Canada convicted of murder through the spread of HIV, has sworn to warn potential sexual partners that he is HIV positive, but to take him at his word would be "a gamble on the safety of women in this community," Lofchik said.
Aziga, a 55-year-old Ugandan immigrant from Hamilton, was convicted in 2009 of two counts of first-degree murder, 10 counts of aggravated sexual assault and one count of attempted aggravated sexual assault.
He will serve a life sentence without the possibility of parole for 25 years for the murder convictions.