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Tracy Lynn Garner, the transgender woman convicted in the death of a Georgia woman after she gave her silicone buttocks injections, has died.
As reported by the Associated Press, Garner died while in a Mississippi state prison on Sunday at the age of 58. The nurse turned amateur plastic surgeon had served less than three and a half years of her life sentence.
Garner was convicted in 2014 after Karima Gordon, an Atlanta-area resident, died eight days after receiving the injections in 2012. Garner’s injection of hardware-grade silicone into Gordon caused a silicone embolism in her lungs, according to prosecutors.
Gordon was referred to Garner by Natasha Stewart, a former video model known for having “the biggest butt in the entertainment game.” Linked to Garner for two years prior, Stewart was convicted of manslaughter in Garner’s death and received a seven-year sentence but appealed the verdict in 2016.
Garner was taken from the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility to a hospital in Jackson, before being pronounced dead. The Department of Corrections did not elaborate on the circumstances surrounding the inmate’s death.
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