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Woman Pleads Not Guilty in Fatal Penis Injection

Kasia Rivera. Police photo.

New Jersey woman Kasia Rivera, 35, has pleaded not guilty to a charge of reckless manslaughter in the death of Justin Street, 22. Street died in May 2011, the day after police say Rivera injected his penis with silicone. A medical examiner ruled that Street died of a silicone embolism.

Authorities say Rivera was not trained or licensed to administer penis enlargement injections or any kind of medical treatments. Police believe she may have injected others in her East Orange apartment, but no one else has come forward. Rivera is free on $75,000 bail.

Earlier this year, a transgender Philadelphia woman Padge Victoria Windslowe, 42, was charged with murder for allegedly administering a fatal butt injection to a 20-year-old British tourist. Windslowe, nicknamed ‘Black Madam’ allegedly gave the victim an injection in February, 2011, at a hotel near Philadelphia International Airport. Prosecutors say the victim,  Claudia Seye Aderotimi, died after Windslowe’s needle hit a blood vessel and sent silicone into Aderotimi’s blood stream, poisoning her.

In an oddly similar case in Miami, a different transgender woman was charged with manslaughter when one of her ‘patients’ died after having her rear end injected with a mixture of Fix-a-Flat tire sealant, glue, mineral oil and cement. Oneal Ron Morris was already charged with practicing medicine without a license when Shatarka Nuby died from what a medical examiner described as a ”massive systemic silicone migration.”

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