These stories are not only difficult to write but difficult to comprehend. We’ve had a few stories about people undergoing illegal cosmetic procedures by unlicensed, CLEARLY questionable, administrators in unsafe conditions. But they pay! They go through with it. It can cost them their health and their lives.
The trial of a woman charged with helping arrange the unlicensed buttocks injections that prosecutors say killed a Georgia woman in 2012 is scheduled to begin Monday in Jackson.
Adult entertainer Natasha Stewart, also known as Pebbelz Da Model, is charged with depraved-heart murder and other counts in the death of 37-year-old Karima Gordon of Atlanta.
Authorities said she falsely presented the person performing the procedure as a licensed medical professional. That person, Tracey Lynn Garner, is charged with giving the injections and is scheduled for trial in March, also on depraved-heart murder charges. Garner also is charged in the 2010 death of Marilyn Hale of Selma, Ala., who authorities say died from similar injections.
Authorities initially identified Garner as a man, Morris Garner, but her attorney said Garner, who was born male, had sex reassignment surgery. Garner’s lawyers also have declined to comment on the case due to the gag order.