PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An aspiring rapper who performed unlicensed cosmetic surgery on the side has testified at her murder trial that her body sculpting services were so popular that clients called her “the Michelangelo of buttocks injections.”
Padge Victoria Windslowe is accused of killing a 20-year-old dancer from London during a procedure involving silicone and Krazy Glue.
The dancer’s death at an airport hotel led police to investigate the underworld of “pumping parties” and underground surgery.
The judge says jurors will be deciding “the degree of recklessness” when they weigh third-degree murder, manslaughter and aggravated assault charges.
Windslowe’s testimony Thursday came as the judge weighed a pretrial motion about problems with earlier patients.
Police say Windslowe fled after Claudia Aderotimi started having trouble breathing during “a touch-up” to celebrate her birthday in 2011.