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Police: Woman Tried To Infect Aunt With HIV During Assault

Police: Woman Tried To Infect Aunt With HIV During Assault

CREATED Jun 2, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A 35-year-old woman has been arrested for allegedly assaulting her disabled aunt with a potentially deadly weapon.

A Davidson County affidavit said Jennifer Huddleston went to her aunt’s apartment on Saturday night and demanded the victim’s pain pills. The aunt is in a wheelchair with a knee brace, according to the affidavit.

Once the aunt refused, the affidavit said Huddleston started hitting her aunt in the head and face with her purse and with her hands.

From there, Huddleston allegedly pulled a white cloth-like object from her mouth and started rubbing it on her aunt’s face and mouth. The victim told police that Huddleston is HIV positive, so it’s believed she was trying to infect her aunt with the disease.

Huddleston was arrested and charged with assault and criminal exposure. In Tennessee, knowingly exposing another person to HIV, Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C is a felony charge.

Her bond was set at $30,000.