Jimmy Bernard Billingsley knew he had HIV, but he still had unprotected sex, according to testimony given during a court hearing last week.
He didn't dispute it. In fact he pleaded guilty to it earlier this year. The actual charge was aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury.
But Billingsley, 42, chose to have State District Judge Robb Catalano assess his punishment. He faced 20 years in prison, and the judge gave him 15.