A Jackson, Mississippi, woman was convicted of murder Friday for illegally injecting a woman’s buttocks with silicone injections, which prosecutors say led to the victim's death. The jury ruled Tracey Lynn Garner responsible for the 2012 death of Karima Gordon, 37.
“We felt confident that the evidence would lead to a conviction,” Attorney General Jim Hood said in a statement. “We hope this verdict will deliver some sense of justice for Ms. Gordon’s family.”
Gordon, formerly of Atlanta, died away in 2012 eight days after receiving the unlicensed injections. Garner’s attorney, John M. Collette, argued the silicone found in Gordon’s body did not match the silicone found in Garner’s home.
“We don’t know how much she’d gotten before she ever came to Mississippi,” said Collette. “What silicone caused her death?”
Collette reportedly suggested Gordon ask Garner supply her with an “underground, bargain basement butt enhancement.” Gordon was referred to Garner by adult film star Natasha Stewart, also known as Pebbelz Da Model, who claimed Garner was a nurse. Stewart was convicted of manslaughter earlier this year and is now serving a seven-year prison sentence.
Garner is currently in police custody. Her sentencing will take place Tuesday. A date for Garner's sentencing in another case, the 2010 death of Marilyn Hale, has yet to be announced.