Woman died from buttocks implant: Investigator
JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) - A woman had little chance of surviving an illegal cosmetic procedure because the silicone-like substance that was injected in her buttocks caused blood clots that killed her, an investigator testified on Monday.
Mr Lee McDivitt, an investigator with the attorney general's office, testified during a preliminary hearing for 52-year-old Morris Garner. Garner, who has had gender changing procedures and goes by the name Tracey Lynn Garner, is charged with "depraved-heart murder" in the March death of 37-year-old Karima Gordon.
County Judge Houston Patton sent the case to a grand jury and ordered Garner to remain jailed without bond.
Garner's lawyer, John Colette, said that even if the allegations are true, he doesn't believe it is depraved-heart murder, which is defined in Mississippi as a "callous disregard for human life" that causes death. It carries a life sentence.