Saturday, April 30, 2011

OMSJ Appeals USAF HIV Case

30 Apr-WICHITA – Three months after USAF officials convicted Technical Sergeant David Gutierrez to eight years at Fort Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary, OMSJ’s  HIV Innocence Group has filed motions for a new hearing.

OMSJ has uncovered disturbing evidence that implicates USAF Maj. James Dorman and Capt. Aaron Maness with the deliberate suppression of favorable evidence that Gutierrez was neither HIV-positive and that his treating physician, Donna Sweet MD, failed to diagnose Gutierrez  and voluntarily testified against him at his trial.  Although prosecutors made no attempt to prove that Gutierrez was infected with HIV, Dorman, Maness and the hearing officers never raised any question about his alleged infection (see affidavit).
Air Force officials have thirty days to respond to the charges.  NBC affiliate KSN is covering the story.

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