Woman Charged in 2 Butt Injection Deaths

Tracey Lynn Garner accused of injecting silicone without license
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 18, 2013 9:13 AM CDT
Morris Garner, who also goes by the name Tracey Lynn Garner, is escorted into a Hinds County courtroom by bailiff Tony Queen in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, for a bond hearing.   (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

(Newser) – Tracey Lynn Garner had already been charged with murder in one silicone butt injection death, and now she's been charged in a second, the Clarion-Ledger reports. Garner (who, authorities say, is a man also known as Morris Garner who lives as a woman) is accused of illegally injecting counterfeit silicone into two women, both of whom later died, despite the fact that she was neither trained nor licensed, the AP reports. She was first arrested last year after Karima Gordon died of a blood clot in her lung a few days after the injection. Now authorities say a similar thing happened in 2010 with a woman named Marilyn Hale.

Officials say Gordon found someone named "Pebbles" on the Internet, met up with her and paid her $200, and was referred to Garner for the procedure. Natasha Stewart, an adult entertainer also known as Pebbelz Da Model, has also been charged in the case. Last year, the Jackson Free Press identified Garner as a floral and interior designer, and reported that she performed the procedures in her Mississippi home. (Read more Tracey Lynn Garner stories.)

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