Texas Woman Accused in Missouri Buttocks Injection Death
Prosecutors in Missouri have accused a Texas woman of causing the death of another woman with an illegal cosmetic injection into the victim's buttocks.
St. Louis County prosecutors charged 44-year-old Nitica Deonte Lee of Dallas with first-degree involuntary manslaughter, alleging she recklessly caused Daysha Phillips' death in July by injecting her with a silicone substance.
Authorities said 22-year-old Phillips of Florissant, Missouri, died four days after the procedure at a hotel in Edmundson, a tiny St. Louis suburb abutting Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.
Online court records do not show if Lee has an attorney.
A judge has set Lee's bond at $200,000 cash.