(NEW YORK DAILY NEWS) — Hundreds of Michigan residents — and others — may have been infected with HIV by a man who told police he’d been on a three-year mission to transmit the disease to as many people as he could, MSNBC reports.

Police arrested David Dean Smith, 51, last week after he turned himself in — and admitted he had unprotected sex with “thousands” of partners with the intention of killing them by infecting them with the virus.

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