Charles Mzite comes from Zimbabwe to Canada, infects women with AIDS and now claims his human rights were violated
An HIV positive man who knowingly spread the virus to four women has complained his human rights have been violated because the jail where he is held has made errors in his medication.
Charles Mzite, of Vancouver, had sex with four women and failed to tell them he had HIV. In some cases he lied and told them he didn’t have the virus.
He was convicted of aggravated sexual assaulted by a B.C. Supreme Court judge in March 2009, eight years after he moved to Canada from Zimbabwe. At least one of the women is now HIV positive.
Mzite has since launched a complaint with the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal, claiming his treatment regime was interrupted 36 times while he was at the Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre.
He was moved to a federal institution after being convicted and sentenced to 10 years in prison.
During his time in remand starting in September 2007, Mzite claims there were numerous interruptions in his treatment, despite protests from his doctor and lawyer that he was on a strict regime.
A young Halifax man accused of second-degree murder made a brief court appearance this morning.
Aidan David Cromwell is charged in the Feb. 2 stabbing death of Marc Bernard Tremblay, 25, in Halifax.
Today in Halifax provincial court, defence lawyer Patrick MacEwen asked for more time to review the evidence against his client before setting dates for a preliminary inquiry.
Crown attorney Christine Driscoll, who is assigned to the file with Chris Harmes, went along with the defence request.
Judge Michael Sherar ordered everyone to return to court April 26.
Halifax Regional Police found Tremblay at the corner of Ashdale Avenue and Titus Street in Fairview at about 11:40 p.m. after getting a call about a weapons-related incident on Main Avenue. Paramedics pronounced Tremblay dead at the scene.
Witnesses said they heard a young man and woman arguing near Titus Avenue and Dutch Village Road and then someone yelling for help about 10 minutes later.
Cromwell was arrested just over two hours later at his girlfriend’s mother’s home on nearby Evans Avenue.
The Olivet Street resident also faces three charges of breaching release conditions.
Cromwell is being held at the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Dartmouth. If he wants bail, he’ll have to make an application in Nova Scotia Supreme Court.read more
Police have charged a man for allegedly breaking into a woman’s Parkdale home and sexually assaulting her over the weekend.
The alleged attack happened around 5 a.m. Saturday in the Queen and Lansdowne area. Authorities allege the man was spotted peering in the windows of six homes.
The suspect, Zsolt Suhaj, 20, of Toronto, was arrested on Sunday and he’s charged with five counts of prowl by night, break and enter and sexual assault.
He was expected to appear in a Toronto court on Tuesday morning.
Police believe there may be more alleged victims.
On Wednesday, February 29, 2012, at 12:57 p.m., police responded to an unknown trouble
call in the basement of a home on Ridgecrest Drive.
Police attended and located the lifeless body of a man.
The identity of the victim and the cause of death are not being released at this time.
On Wednesday, February 29, 2012, Xiu Jin Teng, 36, of Toronto, was arrested and charged
with Indignity to a Dead Body.
On Monday, March 5, 2012, the charges were upgraded to First Degree Murder.
She was scheduled to appear in court at College Park on Monday, March 5, 2012, at 10 a.m.,
The investigation is ongoing. Investigators are looking to speak with anyone who spoke with
the accused during February.