Jurors guilty for death of woman with buttock injections
JACKSON, Miss. - A jury has convicted a woman accused of killing a Georgia woman through illicit silicone buttocks injections Friday.
Jurors found Tracy Lynn Garner, 53, guilty of depraved heart murder and conspiracy to commit wire fraud and could face life in prison.
Garner was charged in the death of Karima Gordon, 37, who, prosecutors say, was lured to Jackson by Garner to perform the injections.
Authorities say Gordon died from blood clots in her lungs a few days after being injected with "a silicone substance" March 16 at a house in Jackson.
Prosecutors say Gordon and a friend were referred to Garner by Natasha Stewart, an adult entertainer who goes by the name Pebbelz Da Model. Stewart was arrested Jan. 3 in Memphis, Tenn. and convicted of manslaughter in Garner's death. She is serving a seven-year prison sentence.
In an earlier testimony, Stewart told jurors she thought the person who did the injection was a nurse and got the shots her self more than 20 times. Stewart also claimed she was only trying to help Gordon who said was insecure with her body from a botched enhancment procedure.