An HIV-positive Boyle County woman was given a 12-year prison sentence Tuesday for robbing a Danville convenience store and biting the clerk last September.
Victoria Spoonamore, 29, was sentenced by Boyle Circuit Judge Darren Peckler to 10 years on an amended charge of second-degree robbery and two years on a charge of first-degree wanton endangerment. She initially also had been charged with attempted murder.
Peckler ordered that the sentences run consecutively. However, he also gave Spoonamore credit for 211 days already served.
Spoonamore pleaded guilty to the charges last month.
In the Sept. 11 incident at Chill's Quick Stop on Hustonville Road, police said Spoonamore reached across the counter, opened the cash register and took the money inside. When the clerk confronted Spoonamore, the two women got into a fight during which Spoonamore bit the clerk twice in the chest, shouted that she had AIDS and then ran to a nearby trailer park, police said.