The woman convicted of the “depraved heart” murder of another woman after a black market silicone butt implant has died in jail, less than three-and-a-half years into her life sentence.
Tracy Lynn Garner, 58, was pronounced dead Sunday after she was moved from Central Mississippi Correctional Facility to a Jackson, Miss., hospital, the Associated Press reports. The Mississippi Department of Corrections did not elaborate on her cause of death but stated that an autopsy would be performed.
In 2013, Garner met Karima Gordon and Angelina Barber after being referred by Natasha Stewart, also known as Pebblez da Model. Barber decided not to go along with the bargain-basement booty enhancement, but 37-year-old Karima went ahead with the plan to inject hardware-grade silicone into her buttocks and died eight days later.
Garner was initially identified as a man, Morris Garner, after her arrest, but her attorney confirmed that she had undergone sex-reassignment surgery. She was convicted of depraved-heart murder and conspiracy to commit wire fraud and sentenced to life in prison. Depraved-heart murder is a killing caused by reckless disregard for human life.
Barber testified that her friend thought that Garner was a registered nurse, but it turned out that Garner worked in a cafeteria in a nursing home, which is why she wore scrubs. Gordon died from a silicone embolism in her lungs, according to prosecutors.
Stewart, the video model who referred Gordon to Garner, was also sentenced to seven years in prison but won an appeal in 2016 when a Mississippi appeals court found that she was not responsible for Gordon’s death.
Let this be a lesson: If you’re going to buy a new booty, get it from a reputable place like Amazon or Butts-R-Us. I bet they sell refurbished asses on eBay.
Read more at the New York Post.