See folks, it’s not just butt injections that will kill you.
A New Jersey woman was arrested and charged in connection with the death of Justin Street after she allegedly injected his penis with an illegal silicone substance. The 22-year-old victim was apparently attempting to enhance his penis, but died from a silicone embolism. The East Orange medical examiner has ruled his death a homicide.
According to police, Kasia Rivera injected Street at her home and he died a day later from an apparent blood clot.
Police arrested Rivera, 34, and charged her with manslaughter and unauthorized practice of medicine and her bail was set at $75,000.
Unfortunately, this isn’t the first of these types of cases. Lately there has been a string of arrests of people who have been maiming, and even killing people, by giving them illegal and unsanitary medical procedures. As more and more cases like this emerge, I’m left to wonder…is it THAT serious?
When we are more accepting of ourselves and our bodies, things like this are less likely to happen. But it’s sad that many times, people feel the need to conform to some sort of ideal and end up paying with their lives.