CLAYTON, Mo. (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Prosecutors in Missouri have accused a Texas woman of causing a woman’s death from an illegal cosmetic injection into the victim’s buttocks.
St. Louis County prosecutors charged 44-year-old Nitica Deonte Lee of Dallas with first-degree involuntary manslaughter, alleging she recklessly causing Daysha Phillips’ death in July by injecting her with a silicone substance.
Authorities said 22-year-old Phillips of Florissant died four days after the procedure at a hotel in Edmundson, a tiny St. Louis suburb abutting Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.
Online court records do not show if Lee has an attorney.
A judge has set Lee’s bond at $200,000 cash only.
When the case was first being investigated, there was speculation that, perhaps, it was related to a similar death in Dallas. In that incident, 34-year-old Wykesha Reid died in February from pulmonary silicone embolization associated with cosmetic injections. Two salon workers — Denise ‘Wee Wee’ Ross and Jimmy ‘Alicia’ Clarke were arrested and charged with murder. At least one of them was free on bond when the Missouri case surfaced.
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