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First week of testimony ends in Andre Davis trial

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

Andre Davis walked into the courtroom on Thursday prepared to hear, yet again, from the women who say he had unprotected sex with them without ever admitting he had tested positive for HIV.

"And what was his response when you asked him [about STDs]?" prosecuting attorney Amy Tranter questioned one of the women.

"That he was good because he had to go through exams for the WWE," she answered.

In addition to hearing from three women, the defense also played a one party consent call taped by police between Davis and one of the witnesses.

"How long have you know that you had it though?" the women questioned Davis on the recording.

In the recording, Davis says he had known about the diagnosis for about a year.

Next, the prosecution called a Cincinnati police officer to the stand. They also played another recording that included a conversation between the officer and Davis that occurred in the spring of 2011 when the police brought Davis in for questioning.

"I know I made a mistake," Davis said on the recording.  "And I didn't know how big a mistake it was because I didn't feel like I was putting anybody in danger, honestly I didn't."

The defense once again used the witness testimony to bring up the personal responsibility that comes with potentially dangerous situations.

"A marine goes into combat wears combat armor?" defense attorney Greg Cohen asked the officer.

"That is correct," Officer Stewart replied.

The prosecution then made the distinction between a poor decision and an illegal action. 

"Is it a stupid decision for a marine to go into a combat situation without combat armor on?" Tranter questioned.

"Yes," The officer answered.

"Is it a decision you would be criminally prosecuted for? For going into a combat situation without your combat armor on?" she asked.

"No," he replied.

Tranter says the prosecution has one more witness to put on the stand. She says that testimony is expected Monday.

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