Had he chosen to just shoot me in the head it would have been preferable. The year-old pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm in what's believed to be only the third case of its kind in Queensland criminal history. Judge Gary Long has delayed sentencing to give himself time to weigh up the evidence, including Mr Robinson's serious ill health.
Mr Robinson appeared in court on a mobility scooter, with a drip attached to his arm, holding vomit bag and, what was later identified as a "suprapubic catheter", visible on his leg. She also argued new medical evidence suggested " an HIV positive person can expect to live a normal and healthy life comparable to someone who was HIV negative. The crown prosecutor, Rebecca Marks, read out of some of the woman's victim impact statement.
My life is an unending nightmare because of the stigma inflicted on me by this disease," it read. They had a "short relationship" over the weekend of August 3 to 6 where they engaged in sexual activity.
But eight days after the last "occasion of intercourse" the woman started feeling sick, with ulcers and vomiting. Her symptoms worsened, with mild pneumonia and when she saw a doctor in October , her hair was starting to fall out. HIV virus will have a permanent negative effect on health. He also suggested he told the nurse he was HIV positive. He was charged in March There was "a striking resemblance in the defendant and complainants strain of virus".
And, if Mr Robinson had fessed up in the hours after intercourse, the nurse would have had time to save herself from the virus. Ms Boothman suggested a four-year jail sentence may be appropriate, with consideration of Mr Robinson's "health factors". The case has been adjourned until 9. Sitting on a disabled scooter, with a drip attached to his arm and a vomit bag in his bandaged hands, a Coolum "Santa Claus" is being sentenced.
Alick Frank Robinson, 56, has pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm after he had repeated unprotected sex with a woman when he knew he had HIV. Mr Robinson has already been removed from court once to discuss his medical treatment with his carer advising he "could lapse into unconsciousness" because his blood sugar was low.
The crown prosecutor is detailing Mr Robinson's case, which alleged he had several counts of unprotected sex with a woman in when he knew he had HIV. At no stage, the prosecutor said, did he let the woman know he was infected. Not even after they had sex in the crucial 72 hour window period after unprotected sex when treatment options were available. And after the woman became sick, the prosecutor said he continued to deny he had the deadly virus.
The prosecutor said once the woman was diagnosed, Mr Robinson argued it couldn't have been him as "it was not working down there" and he could not get an erection to spread the virus.
The woman, a nurse's, victim impact statement has been read and it describes the devastating impact of contracting the disease and Mr Robinson's betrayal. The case continues with the defence about to present its arguments..