Botched male enhancement surgery turns deadly

A New Jersey woman is facing homicide charges after she allegedly injected silicone into the penis...

A New Jersey woman is facing homicide charges after she allegedly injected silicone into the penis of a 22-year-old man. (Shutterstock Photo)

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On Friday, police said a New Jersey woman is facing homicide charges after she allegedly injected silicone into the penis of a 22-year-old man.

The victim, who suffered a fatal blood clot and died in May, had been seeking a penis enhancement, police said.

Kasia Rivera, 34, of East Orange, NJ, was arrested on manslaughter charges and unauthorized practice of medicine in the death of Justin Street, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office told the website nj.com.

Street died May 6, the day after he went to Rivera’s home, where she gave him the injection, authorities said.

The medical examiner determined the cause of death as silicone embolism as a result of the injection, the prosecutor’s office said.

Street’s death was ruled a homicide and Rivera was arrested after an investigation by the prosecutor’s office, with assistance of the East Orange Police Department.


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