A New Jersey woman responsible for a man’s death by injecting silicone into his penis has been sentenced to five years in state prison.
Kasia Rivera could also be deported to her native Jamaica, the New York Daily News reported, adding that the 38-year-old East Orange woman had pleaded guilty to reckless manslaughter after admitting to delivering the silicone injection that killed Justin Street in 2011.
“A man died because of her recklessness,” Assistant Prosecutor William Neafsey was quoted by the New York Post. “She had no business sticking needles into anyone, specifically sticking a needle into a man’s penis.”
Authorities say that Street went to Rivera’s home so she could inject his penis with silicone, which he hoped would enlarge it, the Daily News stated, but the silicone she used wasn’t fit for medical procedures, and it caused a fatal embolism. Rivera acknowledged that she wasn’t a trained doctor or licensed to administer the injection.
The case had originally been headed to trial, but proceedings were postponed after associates of Rivera allegedly approached prospective jurors and offered $5,000 bribes, the Post reported.
Rivera, who has no medical training, is also facing charges of possessing a stun gun and injecting a woman’s breasts and buttocks with silicone, the Post stated.