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Man shoots woman in head after she told him she had AIDS

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A District man pleaded guilty to shooting a woman in the head after she jokingly told him she had given him AIDS, officials said.

Lloyd Wilkins, 49, of Northeast Washington, was charged with possession of a firearm during a crime of violence and possession of an unregistered firearm, according to U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen, Jr.

On April 23, 2011, a woman came over to Wilkins' home. They began drinking and eventually had sex, authorities said.

Afterward, the woman jokingly told Wilkins that she had given him AIDS.

Wilkins then walked to his closet, got a 12-gauge single-shot shotgun and fired it at the woman's head, striking her, authorities say.

. He then called 911 to report he had shot someone.

Despite the injury, the woman was able to call a friend to pick her up and take her to the hospital. She had extensive surgery and remains deaf in her right ear as a result of the shooting.

Medical records were obtained which show she does not have AIDS.

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