Man who infected 10 men with HIV loses appeal against life sentence

Man who infected 10 men with HIV loses appeal against life sentence

In April, a judge at the Brighton Crown Court sentenced Daryll Rowe to life behind bars with a minimum of 12 years before he was eligible for parole.

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The 28-year-old was found guilty after he deliberately tried to infect 10 men with HIV. According to the Independent.co.uk, the hairdresser would pick gay men up on an app. He would then try to have unprotected intercourse with them by claiming he was 'clean'.

However, he would tamper with condoms when some of the men refused to have unprotected sexual relations.

Briefly.co.za learned he tried to infect 10 lovers this way and some of his victims suffered depression because of need to take pills each day.

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Man who infected 10 men with HIV loses appeal against life sentence

Darryl Rowe. Photo credit: Independent.co.uk

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One of his victims even said it would have been better if Rowe killed him than leave him with the dreaded virus. According to reports, the 28-year-old would let the men know about his status via a text, which read: "I have HIV. Lol. Whoops!"

Rowe has since filed an appeal to challenge his life sentence but on Friday it was reported the court rejected the appeal.

The convict, who was diagnosed with HIV in April 2015, watched from his prison cell as the judge made the ruling.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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