Complicated Court Case Continues

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We have new details in a bizarre HIV case out of Vigo County.
 
Isiah Benford is accused of knowingly spreading HIV. 
 
Today’s court proceedings were all about pre-trial motions and setting a trial date. 
 
Both prosecutors and defense attorneys are still arguing over what evidence will be allowed at trial.
 
The judge set another hearing date for mid-June to consider motions.
 
Right now, Benford faces 27 charges. Including aggravated battery, battery by body waste and violation of duty to warn. 
 
Even though this is a complicated case prosecution feels they can handle it. 
 
“As far as complexity is nothing that we haven’t dealt before, it’s just the more complex that means the more time to properly prepare for a case,” said Vigo County Prosecutor, Terry Modesitt. 
 
Once the judge considers the motions, he will decide what will be allowed into evidence.
 
Because the court severed the charges in this case there could be up to eight separate trials.
 
The first one is set for August 14th.
 
 
 

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