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Nushawn Williams HIV Status Now In Question

9:33 AM, May 23, 2013   |    comments
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BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A stunning twist in the case of a man in prison for infecting a number of women with HIV.

Today, it was revealed in court that Nushawn Williams is not HIV positive.

Sixteen years ago, when Nushawn Williams was tested for HIV by the Chautauqua County Department of Health, he was positive. Now, his lawyer says it isn't the case. Williams' attorney, John Nuchereno, had a court-ordered blood draw sent to the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Channel 2's Claudine Ewing sat down with Nuchereno and asked him about the new blood test results.

"There's a PhD Scientist professor at the medical school who did a thorough examination with an electron microscope and found absolutely no evidence of HIV in Nushawn Williams blood," says Nuchereno.

When asked why anyone should believe this new test result over the original test, Nuchereno said, "testing has come a long way in the last 16-years."

Williams was sentenced to 4-12 years for having sex with minors. He has served his time, but remains in prison under New York State's civil confinement law to keep the most dangerous sex offenders out of society.

The NYS Attorney General's office declined to comment, but with this new revelation, it was revealed in court that they are now seeking to have their own test done to see if Williams HIV Status has changed.

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