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Fourth HIV victim testifies

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![][1]A woman who just finished testifying this morning in District Court is the fourth to come forward in Douglas County to allege that a 29-year-old Lawrence man knowingly exposed her to HIV.In a hearing that began shortly after 10 a.m., the 31-year-old Lawrence woman testified she met [Robert W. Richardson II][2] last summer while working with him at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. (See one of Richardson's online profiles [here.][3])She said Richardson told her he had a heart condition that would cause him to die within 10 years- but that he told her after their first of roughly eight sexual encounters that he had no sexually-transmitted diseases. She said she didn't know he was HIV-positive until reading about him in the Journal-World.Richardson, who appeared in the courtroom in a jail jumpsuit, is being held in the Douglas County Jail. In addition to the four cases here, charges against him also are pending in Johnson County, Mo. and Emporia. Judge Stephen Six ordered Richardson to stand trial Aug. 23, and Richardson entered a formal not-guilty plea.Richardson's attorney, Thomas Johnson, is arguing for a bond reduction. [1]: http://media.49abcnews.com/img/photos/2006/05/23/Richardson_robert_web.jpg [2]: http://www2.ljworld.com/search/?sortby=date&q=%22robert+w.+richardson%22&go.x=0&go.y=0&go=Search [3]: http://www.secularity.com/PoeticHeteroSapien" target="blank

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Centrist 8 years, 6 months ago

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OldEnuf2BYurDad 8 years, 6 months ago

Wow. I'm actually starting to feel sorry for HIM. No one that wrapped up in themself could be happy.

"I'm dying." I cannot find the words. How manipulative is this guy?

First level: Not disclosing HIV infection.

Second level: Lying about the HIV infection.

Third level: I'm dying. I'm a spy. Due to a war injury, I cannot get your pregnant. I am the heir to the GE fortune. Escape with me on my spaceship and we'll start a new race on a distant planet together. I love you.

Will any of these women trust a man again after this? As if it matters much. "I'm HIV positive" goes over about as well as "I have 4 kids by 3 different men". I wonder if he'll ever realize what he's done to these women.

Typhoid Manny.

acg 8 years, 6 months ago

This little weasel is the guy all these women were duped by? I can't possibly see how anything about this skinny little weirdo can be considered sexy, charismatic or charming.

KSChick1 8 years, 6 months ago

I wonder how many more women are out there that he pulled this sh!t on. I wouldn't have given him the time of day.

Michael Birch 8 years, 6 months ago

Chemical casteration is the only way to guarantee that

Richardson doesn't infect anyone else through sexual contact!

By the way, special thanks to the news reporter who

photographed Richardson in court and published his picture in

the Lawrence Journal World. Have fun in prison Richardson!

DHD

i_have_only_valid_opinions 8 years, 6 months ago

Does anyone know what position he held at the Dept. of Health and Environment?

1DJMjas7 8 years, 6 months ago

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i_have_only_valid_opinions 8 years, 6 months ago

Marion-

How do you always have so much information on everything that is going on? Is there any way you can provide me your website info without it being deleted? Curious to see what you have going.

i_have_only_valid_opinions 8 years, 6 months ago

I admittedly don't know much about anyone that posts here, and I don't necessarily always agree with Marion (who is obviously a character). I am curious to see what he has out there to help me form an opinion on what merit there is to his comments. We'll see if I get the information or not.

I tried to click the link about Richardson, but for some reason it comes up "forbidden" on my office computer. Will have to try from home.

bruhahax 8 years, 6 months ago

--i_have_only_valid_opinions -- "Does anyone know what position he held at the Dept. of Health and Environment?"


At KDHE, he was an environmental technician in the Bureau of Environmental Field Services...4th floor. I know more, but this answers your question.

Sigmund 8 years, 6 months ago

How has this become about Marion and not about this piece of biohazardous waste? I have said it before, a bullet to the back of the neck would be much to good for Richardson II.

i_have_only_valid_opinions 8 years, 6 months ago

Do we know how Richardson contracted HIV? I know I'm a little behind on my knowledge. Trying to catch up.

justmehere 8 years, 6 months ago

LOL @ Typhoid Manny!! ...sorry, I know this isnt a funny thing one bit, but that genuinely made me chuckle...maybe its just because I ated the purple berries...which taste like burning! :X

Fatty_McButterpants 8 years, 6 months ago

Hasn't Marion passed the mysterious number ot times that one is allowed to have a comment removed by the staff before he is booted off permanently?? God, please say it is so...

Rebecca Valburg 8 years, 6 months ago

You don't have to agree with Marion, but the fact of the matter is, from the very beginning Marion provided those individuals that were interested with as much on Richardson as he could possibly find. If the only thing he accomplished was to perhaps make one woman realize that perhaps she needed to be wary of her curly-headed friend from the coffee shop, or convinced one person to alert their friend they'd seen proudly introduce this fellow as their boyfriend that they needed to get tested immediately, then more power to him. Personally, I'd had someone show me all kinds of pictures of this guy last summer - all happy that they'd finally met this "great guy," and it wasn't until I saw the links Marion provided that I realized that the guy was the same one that articles in the paper were talking about. He doesn't look much like he does in his LJW photos. Marion appeared to believe from the very beginning that this guy was much more of a monster than the initial articles suggested, and as more truth comes to light, it's appearing that Marion may have been on the right track.

As for those of you who discount the women that are coming forward because you PERSONALLY wouldn't have slept with him - that's great, I'm really happy for you. I don't think many would sleep with the guy in the LJW photos. Check out his links, though, and look at the photos that Marion has provided - whether you want to admit it or not, he's got a nice, symmetrical face, good skin, at least at times a fairly muscular though slender build, big dark eyes, when he's trying, very shiny, naturally curly hair, and quite a few interests and hobbies. Unfortunately, there's no giant HIV tattoo across his forehead, he didn't instantly grow a third eye when diagnosed. He may not be what you personally find appealing, but if you're writing these women off because they found him attractive, you're kidding yourself. Compare him to the average person walking down Massachussetts. He looks much more like something out of an Abercrombie ad (which granted, may not be what YOU personally are interested in, but apparently our society is, because it's selling a lot of clothes). Also, remember, you're looking at his information with 20/20 hindsight - they weren't so lucky.

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