A woman was found guilty of culpable negligent manslaughter Friday for referring another woman to a transgendered phony nurse for illicit silicone buttocks injections that prosecutors say killed her in 2012.
Natasha Stewart, of suburban Memphis, Tenn., was found guilty Friday in Jackson, Miss., in the death of 37-year-old Karima Gordon of Atlanta, who prosecutors say died at the hands of Morris Garner, who now refers to herself as Tracey Lynn Garner after gender reassignment surgeries.
Ms Stewart had been charged with ‘depraved-heart’ murder, defined as a ‘callous disregard for human life’ resulting in death, which carries a maximum penalty of life in prison, and conspiracy to commit murder, but was found guilty of lesser charges.
Jurors ultimately also convicted Ms Stewart of conspiracy to commit culpable negligent manslaughter. She faces up to 20 years in prison for each charge. A sentencing date has not yet been set.
The former adult entertainer showed little emotion when the verdict was read. She was found not guilty on the charges of wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
Authorities say Stewart, also known as Pebbelz Da Model, took $200 for referring Ms Gordon to the alleged injector and falsely represented that the injector was a nurse. Miss Garner faces life in prison for her role in the scheme.
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