A woman working as an unlicensed beautician faces charges after a botched butt-enhancement injection resulted in the death of a woman.
According to WABC, the incident occurred in July. According to police, Tamira Mobley, 28, of Woodridge, New Jersey, was injecting Tamara Blaine with silicone when Blaine started to have a seizure.
On July 8, Mobley paid for a room at the Liberty Inn Hotel in the Meatpacking District. Blaine arrived at the Liberty Inn at roughly 10:40 a.m. Mobley injected Blaine in the hotel room. About two hours after Blaine arrived, a 911 call was placed, but by the time paramedics arrived, she was barely conscious. Mobley told paramedics Blaine had a seizure, and then she left the scene. Blaine was pronounced dead at Roosevelt Hospital.
Blaine's death was not ruled a homicide until October, following a report which traced her cause of death to the injections. According to the medical examiner "the silicone went into her veins, asphyxiating her and causing her to lose consciousness very quickly."
According to the New York Post, Mobley and Blaine communicated about the procedure and made previous appointments:
A subsequent probe into Blaine's death revealed she and Mobley had exchanged several e-mails about the buttocks-enhancement procedure and had booked prior appointments in June 2012, September 2012 and February 2013, cops said.
Blaine paid Mobley "$500 to $800 on around six different occasions" for the illegally administered injections, according to a source.
Mobley — who lists herself as a contact for a "plastics and masks" company called Silikon Incorp — lured clients through a Web site, sources said. She had several e-mail addresses and at least three Web sites registered in her name, public records show.
Mobley was charged with manslaughter and felony assault, and is curently being held in lieu of $100,000 bail. Mobley has denied giving Blaine any injections.
Image viaTamara Blaine Facebook.