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June 4, 2010

Judge Drops Bio-terrorism Charge in Michigan HIV Case

The judge has dropped the bio-terrorism charge in the case of Daniel Allen, an HIV-positive Michigan man charged under a state terrorism law last year for allegedly biting a neighbor during a dispute, The Michigan Messenger reports.

According to the article, Allen still faces two felony charges of assault. The charges stem from a fight between Allen and his neighbor, who alleges that Allen bit his lip. If convicted, Allen could be sentenced up to 10 years in prison for each charge.

The bio-terrorism charge drew criticism from many HIV/AIDS advocates, including friend of the court briefs from the ACLU, the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund and three Michigan HIV/AIDS advocacy groups.

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