The Jackson, Mississippi, woman who administered an unlicensed silicone buttox injection that killed another woman was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison.
Tracey Lynn Garner, 54, was convicted last week of depraved-heart murder, a legal designation that signifies disregard for human life, for the 2012 silicone injection she gave to Karima Gordon, 37. Gordon fell ill immediately after the injection and died days later. Prosecutors argued that Garner was motivated by greed, Reuters reports.
Garner, who is transgender, was previously known by the name Morris Garner.
An investigator testified during the trial that he found a bottle of silicone and syringes labeled “veterinary use only” in Garner’s home.