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Jury recommends 13 years in prison for man accused of spitting on EMS workers

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Michael Lemon (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Michael Lemon (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A jury has recommended that a man convicted of spitting on EMS workers be sentenced to 13 years in prison, according to a news release from the Jefferson County Commonwealth Attorney's Office.

Prosecutors say that on March 6, Michael Lemon fell and injured himself while under the influence of alcohol. When EMS workers arrived, he allegedly swung his fists and spit blood into their faces, telling them that he had AIDS and he hoped they both died.

On Friday afternoon, Lemon was found guilty of assault and being a persistent felony offender. The jury recommended a sentence of 13 years in prison -- but Lemon's formal sentencing is expected to take place on Nov. 20.

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