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Ronald Murdock (Lucas County Jail).


Man with HIV charged with murder after woman he cheated on his wife with dies of AIDS

June 7, 2017

An Ohio man who is HIV-positive was charged with murder this week after his longtime girlfriend, who authorities say was never made aware of his health status, died of AIDS after having had unprotected sex with him. Ronald Murdock, 51, was indicted by a grand jury this week after his girlfriend, Kimberly Klempner, died in February. She was also 51.

Murdock had been cheating on his wife during the course of his five-year relationship with Klempner, according to a police report, until his wife discovered the affair. Authorities say Murdock’s wife then alerted to Klempner to the fact that Murdock is HIV-positive.

“By the time she found out and by the time everything was said and done, it was way too late,” said her grieving son, Josh Klempner, according to The Associated Press. “She would have done anything for that man,” he added. “And for him not to come out in the beginning and tell her what was going on was not right.”

Ohio is one of numerous U.S. states where knowingly exposing others to HIV or failing to disclose being HIV-positive to a partner before engaging in sex is a crime. A judge on Tuesday set Murdock’s bail at $1.5 million.

Read the full story at The Associated Press.


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