Man gets 12 years for giving Aids to clients

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – A self-proclaimed healer who was found guilty of intentionally infecting 16 of his clients with Aids was sentenced Friday 22 March by a Bern court to 12 years and 9 months in prison.

The Bern man, 54, has been in the media for the past week not just because of the trial but because he refused to attend, holed himself up in his apartment with arms, including two daggers, and threatened police.

Police stormed the apartment one week ago following a 24-hour standoff, and Monday the man was forced to appear in court, after spending time in the psychiatric unit of a Bern hospital.