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Military Appeals Court Agrees To Review Evidence Used To Convict Kansas Airman

The Associated Press reports:

The nation’s highest military court has agreed to review the evidence used to convict a Kansas airman of aggravated assault for exposing multiple sex partners to HIV at swinger parties in Wichita, an appeal the defense contends could potentially remap HIV testing and prosecution in the U.S. military.

The attorney for David Gutierrez said Monday that the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces is expected to hear arguments sometime later this year.

The court will also consider whether Gutierrez’s due process rights were violated because of how long the appeal has taken.

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