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Illegal injections result in murder charge

Article-Illegal injections result in murder charge

Philadelphia — A woman has been charged with murder in the death of a British woman who was injected with silicone in a Philadelphia hotel room last year.

According to the Philadelphia district attorney’s office, Padge Victoria Windslowe, 42, already is in custody on separate charges stemming from another alleged illegal cosmetic procedure also involving a silicone injection.

Claudia Aderotimi, 20, died in February 2011 from a pulmonary embolism due to complications from a silicone injection to her buttocks, the district attorney’s office states. Ms. Aderotimi she had come to the United States from England after seeing an online ad for body enhancements by Ms. Windslowe. Ms. Aderotimi reportedly paid $1,800 for buttocks enhancements that were performed in a hotel room, then experienced chest pains shortly after the silicone injection and died a short time later.

Ms. Windslowe has been charged with third-degree murder in Ms. Aderotimi's death, along with conspiracy, reckless endangerment, possessing an instrument of crime and unauthorized practice of medicine, CNN reports.

Ms. Windslowe was initially arrested in March before she was scheduled to host a “pumping party,” at which people pay for illegal silicone injections.

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