Jury Deadlocked in Trial of Man Who Confessed to Killing HIV-Positive Lover
The jury in case of a Dallas man accused of killing his HIV-positive mistress is now deadlocked and will continue deliberations tomorrow, reports The Dallas Morning News.
Larry Dunn, 37, confessed in a video that in September 2012 he killed Cicely Lee Bolden, 28, a week after she told him she was HIV-positive. In his confession, which was presented by the prosecution to the jury this week, Dunn revealed that he and Bolden had unprotected sex and then he stabbed her in the neck with a steak knife.
Initially, Dunn denied killing Bolden but later confessed to Dallas police detective Brian Tabor that he did indeed kill Bolden.
"In my mind, I'm already dead," Dunn said in his confession video. "She killed me, so I killed her."
According to The Dallas Morning News, Dunn has not tested positive for HIV although he is still undergoing tests.
If convicted, Dunn faces anywhere from five years up to life in prison for Bolden's murder. But if the jury finds Dunn to have acted with "sudden passion," his sentence would be between two and 20 years in prison.