A 34-year-old man is accused of trying to kill his boyfriend after discovering his partner infected him with HIV reports say.
Brannen Hill was charged last week with first-degree attempted murder and first-degree assault, both with domestic violence enhancements.
His 32-year-old boyfriend of six years suffered at least 15 stab wounds during the Jan. 17 attack. He remains hospitalized, but is in satisfactory condition as of Friday evening, a Rockwood Medical Center spokeswoman confirmed.
The boyfriend called 911 about 10:15 p.m. from the bedroom of their townhome in the 100 block of 9th Avenue, according to the incident report.
Police forced entry into the townhome to find Hill stabbing his partner with a hunting knife as the victim screamed, court documents say. He even allegedly stabbed the victim three more times after police ordered him to step away, according to prosecutors.
The victim was rushed to Rockwood, where he was intubated and ultimately underwent two surgeries for his injuries.
Both the victim and Hill gave similar stories: The couple got into an argument that escalated when Hill discovered he was HIV positive and had gotten it from his boyfriend. He then reportedly tried to choke his boyfriend, reports indicate.
Hill said, "I'm going to kill you," the victim allegeldy told detectives from his hospital bed.
Hill later grabbed a pair of scissors and tried to stab the victim, police say. He then picked up a hunting knife, prompting the boyfriend to lock himself in the bathroom and call 911.
However, Hill broke down the door and began his assault on the victim, repeating, "I'm going to kill you." The boyfriend kept saying, "He didn't know he was positive" but did admit to being sexually active outside of their relationship according to the incident report.
He thought he was going to die, court records say.
Hill remains in jail on $500,000 bond.