Jury has illegal buttocks injection case - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Guilty verdict in illegal buttocks injection case

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The verdict is guilty for Tracy Lynn Garner formerly known as Morris Garner.

Garner, 54, has been on trial the last five days for depraved heart murder and conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud.

Garner, posing as a licensed nurse, injected a non-medical grade silicone into the buttocks of Karima Gordon at her Jackson home in 2012. 

The Atlanta woman died from the illegal medical procedure. 

It took the Hinds County jury about five hours of deliberation to reach the unanimous verdict. 

Cyndee Ible Frontal , the sister of the victim said, "Even though our sister made the decision to have the injection done, we still feel that Tracy Garner made the decision to do illicit butt injections without being a physician and without being licensed. And so therefore she deserves what she got today."

Garner still faces similar charges in the death of a Selma, Alabama resident.

The trial date in that case has not been set.

Judge Winston Kidd has set sentencing in Jackson for Tuesday. Garner could get life in prison.

She was immediately taken into custody.


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