News

Former SDSU Student Sentenced To Prison

Former SDSU Student Sentenced To Prison

Photo: clipart.com

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — A former South Dakota State University student has been sentenced to eight years in prison with four of them suspended after pleading guilty to one count of intentionally exposing another person to the virus that causes AIDS.

Nineteen-year-old Demetrius Colaites was sentenced on Tuesday.

Colaites in January admitted to not using a condom during consensual sex with another student who did not know Colaites is HIV-positive. Prosecutors dropped other charges against Colaites as part of a plea deal.

Various news outlets have reported that Colaites has had the virus his entire life.

Colaites’ attorney says South Dakota laws unfairly treat the few hundred people in the state who are HIV-positive. He says people from across the country reached out to his client to show their support.

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

REVIEW: ‘Wild’ is both unsettling and triumphant

This image released by Fox Searchlight Pictures shows Reese Witherspoon in a scene from the film, "Wild."

Reese Witherspoon leaves her comfort zone as real-life hiker Cheryl Strayed in "Wild."

in Sports

This weekend’s sports schedule

kentucky

A complete look at this weekend's sports schedule.

in Sports

This week’s top sports shots

AP775340197327_3

A look back at the big sports stories and best photos from this week.