Kansas Supreme Court overturns conviction in HIV case

The Kansas Supreme Court has overturned a man’s conviction for knowingly exposing women to HIV.

Robert W. Richardson II was convicted in multiple counties of having sex with women and not telling them he had the life-threatening disease.

But Friday, the Supreme Court overturned his convictions in Lyon County.

The court says there wasn’t enough proof that Richardson intended to expose the women to the disease.

In Oct. 2006, a jury convicted Richardson of exposing three women to HIV in Douglas County. Jurors found him not guilty of exposing a fourth woman to the disease.

He was originally sentenced to 32 months in prison, but was later re-sentenced to two years probation.

Richardson was released from supervision on the Douglas County cases in February.