Posts tagged ‘Texas’

March 14, 2011

Raping and killing a boy for stress worked for German top executive!

Mail Online reports today that top German phone executive was arrested for kidnapping, raping and murdering a 10 year old boy all because he had a stressful day at the office.

According to 45 year old Olaf H: It was all the stress at work. The boss gave me a hard time and I had this overwhelming desire to kill a child.  I drove around aimlessly looking for a random victim, a child because I wanted to have power over somebody,’ he said in a reported statement. ‘A girl or a boy it didn’t matter. I needed somebody so I could relieve my frustration’. In his statement, he said that his career improved rapidly after the murder as his boss promoted him, gave him a pay rise and an staff of 150 workers. ‘I had no more worries’ he said.

His victim, a boy named by police as Mirco, was made to to climb into a car when Olaf H raped and strangled him. He then disposed of the boy’s body in a wood near the Belgian border.

After a 5 month search, the police got to him, but in the meantime, Olaf H had been enjoying the rewards of his ‘stress relief‘ exercise.

[Crime Contributor]

March 13, 2011

US justice system declares war on HIV

The Root reports that a man in Texas was sentenced to 35 years imprisonment for spitting at a police officer and another man, a 19-year-old student from Washington, was jailed for having unprotected sex with his own girlfriend.  The common feature in both of these relatively harsh sentences is that the men were  HIV positive.

More than 34 US states now have criminalized any actions that might possibly result in infecting a person with HIV.  No matter how small the chances are to catch the disease as a result of the offence (like spitting on somebody) and whether, or not the virus was actually  transmitted, harsh sentences for the HIV-infected seem to be the order of the day in the USA.

Depending on which state it is, actions that might infect someone are likely to be punished just as severely as a failure to act (e.g. to inform your partner of your condition) in order to prevent others from getting  infected. States are now taking to registering HIV-positive ‘criminals‘ in the National Sex Offenders’ Registry with no regard to the nature of the crime committed, which means that the whereabouts of the offenders are likely to get carefully monitored.

With more than one million people in the USA are officially HIV, or AIDS-ridden and with 40,000 HIV infections happening each year, these protective measures seem to be the start of a two-tier criminal justice regime – one for the non HIV-infected, one for the infected. The next step, bells for the HIV-infected? Who knows, as the US criminal justice system struggles to cope with this unprecedented problem.

[Medical Law Contributor]