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Trend Alert! Third Transgender Woman Charged in Fatal Butt Augmentation

Morris Garner a.k.a. Tracey Garner, 52. Police photo.

Morris Garner, 53, who lives in Jackson, Miss., under the name Tracey Lynn Garner, has been charged with murder in the death of a Georgia woman, who police say went under the knife at Garner’s house to have her posterior enhanced with a silicone implant. The woman, 37-year-old Karima Gordon, died a few days after the procedure from an injection allegedly administered by Garner. Authorities say the substance may be “a counterfeit version of silicone,” said Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood. Garner is charged with depraved heart murder, which is defined in Mississippi law as a display of ”callous disregard for human life” which results in death. If convicted, Garner could get life in prison.

This is not the first or second time a transgender woman has been charged with death by buttocks enlargement. 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 the 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 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.”

Miles ahead in the recurring nightmares department is the practice of cooking meth at Walmart, an instance of which seems to hit the news more often than an extreme celeb haircut.

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