Minister Exposed Women to HIV, Jurors Told

Craig Davis could be sent to prison for 20 years if convicted.

Craig Davis. Credit: Fulton County Mugshots
Craig Davis. Credit: Fulton County Mugshots
A jury in Clayton County is now deliberating the case of a minister from Stone Mountain accused of exposing a parishioner to the HIV virus through unprotected sex. 

Craig Lamar Davis is facing a possible sentence of twenty years for HIV-reckless conduct, a felony. The woman did not contract the disease but another woman who slept with him has, WSB reported. That case will be tried separately in Fulton County.

The defense argued it was impossible for a definitive diagnosis of HIV to be made for Davis due to his use of crack cocaine. A physician testified crack users sometimes present symptoms that mimic the HIV virus. Prosecutors questioned why the defendant is undergoing treatment for the virus if he doesn't have it.

"Not telling people, not letting them make a choice, that's reckless," Clayton's Assistant District Attorney Katie Powers said in court. 

The judge denied a defense motion Friday for a mistrial after the woman said Davis had at one time been in prison when he had actually been in jail. 

electric123 January 21, 2014 at 05:07 AM
A minister huh? That's why people of the world do not like to hear of people ( Christians) witnessing or professing the word of Jesus.
Al Liram January 21, 2014 at 06:58 AM
He's not a Christian, Charles.
Karen January 21, 2014 at 08:30 AM
A minister, addicted to crack, carrying HIV and having unprotected sex with women. I'm not saying the women were any smarter, but now one of them may pay that price with her life. The defense's argument that he didn't know he had HIV falls apart in the face of evidence that he was being treated for it. He is as far away from being a Christian as possible.
Elizabeth January 22, 2014 at 09:54 AM
"Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves." Matthew7:15


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