Kan. airman pleads for mercy in HIV exposure case

Air Force Sgt. David Gutierrez, right, walks out of the Law Center at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, Kan., Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011 for a lunch recess. The defense rested Wednesday for Gutierrez, who is HIV positive and is accused of exposing multiple sex partners to HIV at swinger parties. (AP Photo/Jeff Tuttle)

January 19, 2011 2:23:38 PM PST
A court-martialed Air Force sergeant convicted of exposing unwitting sex partners to HIV at swinger parties has begged a judge to let him keep the military medical benefits he needs to live.