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Woman is Charged With Manslaughter Over Silicone Butt Enhancement Injections

Nitica Lee, seen here in her 2011 mug shot, was charged with manslaughter over illegal butt enhancement injections. (St. Louis County Jail) Nitica Lee, seen here in her 2011 mug shot, was charged with manslaughter over illegal butt enhancement injections. (St. Louis County Jail)

Missouri prosecutors charged a woman with manslaughter after she allegedly killed another woman by pumping a silicone substance into her buttocks during an illegal butt enhancement procedure.

Nitica Deonte Lee, 44, of Dallas, gave the illegal shots to St. Louis resident Daysa Phillips and recklessly caused her death, according to charging documents filed Tuesday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

Read: Charges Filed in Fatal Butt Injection Procedure

Phillips, 22, was injected at a Drury Inn motel on July 26, authorities said.

The exotic dancer died four days later and the cause of death was silicone pulmonary embolism, authorities said. Some of the silicone entered her bloodstream and lodged in her lungs.

She was taken to the hospital because she had trouble breathing, prosecutors said.

Lee is being held in lieu of $200,000 cash-only bail.

Read: Woman Charged With Manslaughter After Allegedly Injecting Woman With Silicone

There have been several arrests across the country for illegally performing butt enhancement procedures in which silicone bought from hardware stores is injected into women’s buttocks to make them larger. 

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