A Father's Treachery

Did a man inject his son with HIV to save money?

In the Prado, in Spain, is one of the most horrific images ever painted by Goya: the god Saturn devouring one of his children. Mindful that an offspring could get in his way, Saturn made meals of all that he sired. In St. Charles, Mo., last week a modern parallel to that myth may have emerged. If charges are true, Brian Stewart, 31, possesses a similarly cold-blooded compulsion. He is accused of first-degree assault for injecting HIV-positive blood into his infant son, allegedly to avoid paying child support. If the boy is finally eaten away by disease, authorities say, they will...

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