MIDLAND, Texas (AP) -- A Zimbabwean national in the country illegally has been sentenced to 120 years in prison for knowingly infecting four West Texas women with the HIV virus.
Derick Nhekairo pleaded guilty earlier this week to multiple charges that included aggravated assault. State District Judge Rodney Satterwhite sentenced the 36-year-old Midland man to two consecutive 60-year sentences.
Midland County prosecutor Laura Nodolf says Nhekairo to the United States in 2000 and remained after his student visa expired. She says he slept with 18 women and told none that he carries the virus that causes AIDS.
He was arrested in July 2012 after one of the women contacted authorities.