Woman Charged with Manslaughter in St. Louis County Butt Enhancement Death

By Patrick, Robert | St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO), November 18, 2015 | Go to article overview

Woman Charged with Manslaughter in St. Louis County Butt Enhancement Death


Patrick, Robert, St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)


ST. LOUIS COUNTY * Prosecutors here charged a Texas resident on Tuesday with manslaughter, alleging that she killed a woman with an illegal cosmetic procedure on the victim's buttocks.

Charging documents say Nitica Deonte Lee, 44, of Dallas, recklessly caused the death of Daysha Phillips by injecting her with a silicone substance.

Phillips, 22, received the injections at the Drury Inn at 10490 Natural Bridge Road in Edmundson on July 26, the documents say.

She died four days later of a silicone pulmonary embolism, meaning it entered her bloodstream and became trapped in her lungs.

Shortly after returning home, officials said, she had trouble breathing and was taken to a hospital. She was declared brain dead and taken off life support.

Her relatives could not be reached for comment Tuesday. Phillips was a dancer at the Pink Slip, a nightclub in Brooklyn, where she used the name Milani Mulan, according to bartender Lakesia Gardner.

Told of the charges, Gardner said, "That's wonderful. …

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