Monday, January 27, 2014
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Jury selection is expected to begin Monday afternoon for a woman charged with helping arrange the unlicensed buttocks injections that prosecutors say killed a Georgia woman in 2012.
Natasha Stewart, also known as Pebbelz Da Model, is charged with depraved-heart murder and other counts in the death of 37-year-old Karima Gordon, of Atlanta.
Prosecutors say Gordon paid Stewart $200 for a referral to the suspected injector.
Authorities say Gordon died from blood clots in her lungs days after being injected with a silicone-type substance.
Stewart has pleaded not guilty. Her lawyers have declined comment due to a gag order.
Tracey Lynn Garner, a floral and interior designer, charged with giving the injections at a house in Jackson is scheduled for trial in March.
(Copyright 2014, The Associated Press)
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.