published Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Chattanooga man accused of infecting pregnant wife with HIV has court date set for Sept. 9

A man accused of knowingly infecting his pregnant wife with HIV had his court date moved to Sept. 9 after he told attorneys he plans to hire a private defense attorney.

James Hutchins, 46, posted a $10,000 bond and was seated in General Sessions Court David Bales courtroom this morning.

Hutchins was previously convicted of criminal exposure of HIV in 1999.

If convicted a second time for the same offense, Hutchins could be sentenced between three to six years for the charge which is a Class C felony.

Hutchins’ previous sentence was six months incarceration and five years probation.

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