NEW JERSEY – A Jamaican woman has been sentenced to five years in prison in the United States for carrying out a penis enlargement procedure that led to the death of a 22-year-old man. The sentence was in line with what prosecutors had recommended in a plea deal with 38-year-old Kasia Rivera who pleaded guilty to reckless manslaughter and said she accepted responsibility for her actions. She will receive credit for nearly eight months of time served and will serve slightly more than four years before becoming eligible for parole.
Rivera, a bartender who had no medical training, injected silicone into Justin Street’s penis when he visited her home on Glenwood Avenue in East Orange, New Jersey. The silicone went directly into Street’s bloodstream, shutting down his organs, and he died the following day. A medical examiner later determined Street died from a silicone embolism, and his death was ruled a homicide. Rivera had also been charged, in unrelated cases, with injecting silicone into another woman’s buttocks and breasts up to four times and possession of a stun gun. Under the plea agreement, those charges have been dismissed. (Caribbean360).