Sentencing delayed for HIV suspect in New York
December 4, 1997
Web posted at: 3:16 p.m. EST (2016 GMT)
NEW YORK (CNN) -- A judge delayed sentencing Thursday for
Nushawn Williams, the man who came to national attention when
health officials accused him of knowingly spreading HIV to as
many as 10 sex partners in New York. The sentencing -- for an
unrelated drug charge -- was postponed so Williams can
undergo a psychiatric evaluation.
Bronx Supreme Court Judge John Byrne ordered Williams, 21, to
undergo 30 days of psychiatric testing and set January 16 as
the new sentencing date. Williams was arrested in the Bronx
September 22 and charged with selling $20 worth of crack
cocaine to an undercover narcotics detective.
Williams had unprotected sex after he was diagnosed with HIV,
and the women and girls later tested positive for the virus
that causes AIDS, according to health officials.