A Smyrna man infected with the AIDS virus was convicted of attempted murder for biting a police officer and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Gregory Scott Scroggins, 27, bit David Crook as the officer was investigating a dispute between Scroggins and his roommate in January. Crook said he has tested negative for the virus twice. Scroggins said he bit because the officer had him in a chokehold and he could not breathe. An Emory University medical school professor said there have been no confirmed cases of the virus being transmitted through saliva.
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